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Live’s Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest argue with producer on air after ‘new’ show detail surprises hosts in awkward moment

Live’s Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest argue with producer on air after ‘new’ show detail surprises hosts in awkward moment

KELLY Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have argued with a producer in an awkward moment during an on-air segment.

The Live stars have suffered several technical errors in recent episodes.

ABCKelly and Ryan asked producers if they used a ‘new sound’ for their trivia game[/caption]

ABCThe duo would not take no for an answer[/caption]

Now Kelly, 52, and Ryan, 47, have quarreled with a show producer over the addition of a new sound to their holiday trivia game.

During Monday’s episode of the morning show, the pair welcomed a contestant from over the phone from Pennsylvania to test her luck at the Great Days trivia game.

“Alright we got two statements, one is true, one is false, if you stump us you’ll win the mug,” Ryan explained, as a video presentation of the prize popped up on the screen.

A holiday coffee cup then spun as cheerful music played in the background.

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As the host began asking the question, Kelly interrupted to say: “Did we add to the music? That just sounded…”

“Twinklier?” Ryan cut in.

“I just heard like a choral, like a vocal,” Kelly explained.

“Can we play it again? Is that possible?” her cohost asked.

Production played the song once more, and Kelly pointed upwards yelling: “That is new!”

“Controller was that new?” Ryan asked.

“No it’s not,” the producer replied as the entire room burst into laughter.

“Excuse me Bryan, yes it is,” Kelly snapped back.

“Bryan is that new?” Ryan asked once again, to which the producer shot back: “No it’s not.”

The host slammed his hand on the table and rolled his eyes in response.

Ryan asked once more: “Bryan is that new?”

The producer responded: “Okay it’s new, yes,” as the room roared with applause.

“We’ll talk later Bryan,” Kelly jokingly threatened.


This wasn’t the first time the Live hosts struggled with production disagreements, and earlier this month the blonde host decided she and Ryan were “losers” for suffering an awkward technical issue.

During the show’s usual Great Days trivia game, the hosts chat with a fan to try to guess between two statements they submitted: one true and one false.

Wednesday’s guest didn’t even get the chance to play the game, though, as he was nowhere to be found.

Kelly and Ryan welcomed James Lokay from Houston, Texas to the game, showing a photo of him up on their big screen and everything.

Unfortunately, when they tried to speak with him, he never spoke back.

Ryan asked: “James, how are you buddy?”

After hearing nothing, the host went on: “James, are you there?”

“We may have lost James,” Kelly told everyone.

They’d completely lost contact with him before the game could even start.

Producers forced Kelly and Ryan to cut to move on, cut to commercial, and come back with their next segment, an interview with Jessica Chastain.

At the very end of the show, the hosts excitedly told viewers that they had James back on the line and were finally going to get to talk to him.

The excitement didn’t last long, though, as they discovered that the caller had once again been disconnected and was unable to talk to them.

“Hello James, are you there,” Ryan asked to start things off. 

After only getting silence in return, Ryan started to chuckle uncomfortably before adding: “Allegedly, we found him. Apparently he’s overseas. That’s what I understand.”

Kelly confirms: “He’s overseas? Is that right? He’s in Italy? James, are you there?”

Once again, silence.

Kelly and Ryan suffered technical issues on LiveThey couldn’t connect with their trivia contestantKelly and Ryan have encountered technical issues with the game in the past

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