When Is Ryan Seacrest Leaving ‘Stay’? Date of Final Episode Revealed
The countdown to Ryan Seacrest’s Stay exit begins now.
ABC on Monday introduced that Seacrest will make his remaining look as host of Stay With Kelly and Ryan on Friday, April 14. Then on Monday, April 17, Mark Consuelos will make his debut as Kelly Ripa’s new cohost, at which level the morning present shall be rebranded as Stay With Kelly and Mark.
The beforehand introduced transition — which NBC’s Night Court might have predicted — comes as Seacrest heads again to the West Coast to host American Idol‘s stay reveals in Los Angeles.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession,” Seacrest stated in a February. “She has been a tremendous accomplice, pal and confidant, and though we’ll at all times be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively. I additionally need to thank [executive producer] Michael Gelman and the complete employees and crew – we’ve made reminiscences to final a lifetime, met a number of the most unbelievable individuals and had the warmest welcome into the properties of so many viewers throughout America. It’s been a memorable trip and now I’m excited to go the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”
Added Ripa: “I’m so grateful to have spent the final six years beside my expensive pal of too many a long time to rely and can miss beginning my days with Ryan. Ryan’s power, ardour and love for leisure is one in every of a form.”
Seacrest was announced as Ripa’s everlasting cohost in Might 2017. He succeeded Michael Strahan, who made the rather abrupt transition from Stay to Good Morning America in 2016. Seacrest and Ripa’s morning-show rapport would finally function the inspiration for the ABC sitcom pilot Work Wife, which obtained a pilot order in 2020 however didn’t transfer ahead to sequence.
Ripa and Consuelos’ relationship dates again to the mid-’90s, after they first met on the set of ABC’s All My Kids. They wedded in 1996 and have three kids collectively.
The true-life marrieds performed Pine Valley sweethearts Hayley Vaughn and Mateo Santos. They departed AMC in 2002, at which level Ripa was already a yr into co-hosting Stay (reverse Regis Philbin). Through the years, Consuelos has stuffed in for Philbin, Strahan and Seacrest greater than 130 instances.
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