Can Ryan Seacrest successfully host ‘Live!’ without Kelly Ripa by his side? That’s what a lot of fans can’t help but wonder as audiences have been tuning in to see Ryan host the show on his own. Kelly is currently on vacation in Vancouver, Canada with her husband Mark Consuelos and their three children.
Ryan hosted the show with ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ host Cat Deeley for the Monday, June 26 episode. The duo interviewed 50 Cent and Marisa Tomei. And according to viewers, the show was a hit. They laughed, they joked and for the most part, looked pretty comfortable with one another.
Sure, someone like Ryan Seacrest can easily host a show on his own. After all, he’s been doing it for years on his radio show and on television with ‘American Idol.’ There’s a reason why so many people consider Ryan to be one of the most influential if not powerful people on television today.
Another reason why audiences were so relieved to see another co-host on the show is because Kelly Ripa hosted the show on her own for nearly one year. At one point, it almost seemed as though she would never find someone to replace her old co-host Michael Strahan, after he quit to take a position with ‘Good Morning America’ last year.
Kelly Ripa tried to prove that she has what it takes to anchor a show all on her own. But that’s simply not the case. Many critics believe that a show like ‘Live’ works the best when two people who sit down and talk about current events over a cup of coffee. But it looks like the show’s audience wants to see more of Ryan than Kelly at this point.
There’s no way that Kelly Ripa would hand over ‘Live’ to Ryan and walk away. As far as Kelly is concerned, she is the star of the show. She’s the one who handpicked Ryan to be her new co-host, after all. But viewers might not see it that way. And if the show’s ratings continue to pick up during her absence, it will only prove that the show could go on with or without Kelly Ripa.
Kelly Ripa is expected to return to ‘Kelly and Ryan Live’ next week. In the meantime, don’t forget to check back with CDL for all the latest news and updates on Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa right here!