Kelly Ripa has just hit an all-time low. She performed an embarrassing strip tease in front of her ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’ audience in hopes that it will help boost the show’s ratings.
During the Thursday, June 16 episode of ‘Live’! she donned a “dad bod” one-piece bathing suit that made it look like she had a hairy chest and nipples. She even wrapped a towel on her waist to apparently cover her “testicles” before doing a bizarre striptease in front of the audience.
A lot of critics can’t help but wonder if Kelly is desperate to try or wear just about anything to help save the show from being axed. All the buzz of having Ryan Seacrest join the show has worn off, forcing Kelly to think of different if not strange ways to keep the show’s ratings from sinking.
Kelly Ripa picked Ryan Seacrest as her new co-host because he seemed like a safe bet. After all, he’s a television veteran with A-list recognition. But then again, he might also be one of the most over-exposed personalities on the small screen. Plus, time will only tell if Ryan will be able to continue juggling all of his different projects before he has a behind-the-scenes meltdown. Working with Kelly on ‘Live!’ means that he has to be in New York City every Monday thru Friday. W
hen the new season of ‘American Idol’ begins, he’ll be forced to tape the show from Disney World in Orlando, Florida. And there’s no way that he’ll move from his home in Los Angeles anytime soon. But living and working in three different states might put a huge toll on him, both physically and emotionally.
If Ryan Seacrest does quit ‘Live!’ that means Kelly will have to start her search for another co-host all over again. If that weren’t enough, the show’s ratings aren’t what they used to be. Viewers aren’t tuning in for Kelly and Ryan the same way they tuned in for Kelly and her former co-host, Michael Strahan.
Sooner or later Kelly will have to think of a Plan B before the daytime talk show sinks altogether. With that being said, it’s no wonder that Kelly is having to do awkward and humiliating strip tease to keep viewers tuned in. Unfortunately though, a lot of her audience members are simply tuned off by it.
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