Ryan Seacrest is Kelly Ripa's new co-host on 'Live'

"Live" has been cycling through guest co-hosts ever since Michael Strahan's controversial exit from the daytime chat show nearly exactly one year ago - May 13, 2016.

Megyn Kelly's upcoming morning program at NBC has been given the 9 a.m. time slot, a network spokesperson confirmed to ET.


Kelly also has a Sunday night newsmagazine show debuting in June.

"Live" gives Seacrest, the former host of Fox's "American Idol", a new daily platform on network television.


Seacrest and Ripa moved quickly into the rhythms of the morning show, with a freewheeling discussion that included Ripa's revelation of when she last had sex. Seacrest lives in Los Angeles, but he has a home in Manhattan, and he's moving to NY to start the new job.

"Nice to see you, partner", Seacrest said as he walked onto the NY set of the show made famous by Regis Philbin. The new hosting gig will not affect other on-air and off-air roles.


The long-awaited reveal was made just over a year after Michael Strahan announced his sudden departure from his seat on the show. According to a source, the ABC building that houses "Live" will also have a new radio studio for Seacrest. The host of everything is already slated to host Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve this year once again. Ripa was reportedly blindsided by the news. ".I'm excited to join daytime's top entertainment talk show, and most important, I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather share this new chapter with than Kelly Ripa - she's a dream broadcast partner, and I can't wait to start", Seacrest said. Guest co-hosts like Jerry O'Connell, Fred Savage and Andy Cohen took their turns next to Ripa.


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