RYAN Seacrest’s fans have been insisting that morning show producers at Live With Kelly and Ryan should give the host a better farewell.
ABC ENTERTAINMENTFans were bothered that Ryan Seacrest was getting a proper send off on Live[/caption]
Instagram/ryanseacrestRyan shared snaps from today’s prerecorded episode on his personal Instagram[/caption]
Ryan, 48, sported a Live With Kelly and Ryan apron over his black long-sleeve shirt.
He smiled in the photos as he was captured holding a huge bouquet of greens and, with a fork in his hand, looking at the greens chopped in the food processor.
Ryan, who also hosts American Idol, took a shady swipe at his cooking abilities in his caption.
“After 6 years on the show, I still haven’t figured out how to operate our food processor,” Ryan wrote.
NOT SO LIVE!
Fans took to his comment section to celebrate the TV star’s time on Live! and inquire about why he wasn’t getting a proper send-off on the morning show live on-air.
“Why isn’t the show live anymore ? I hope your send off is better than pre recorded shows,” one fan wrote.
“You deserve a big celebration ! We’ll miss you Ryan but wish you the very best in life!”
Another added: “I thought the chef was rude! Hopefully we will see a live show with Ryan before he leaves!”
A third fan noted: “We are going to miss you Ryan, but I was so disappointed that last week was all pre-recorded.
“I thought for sure that this week would be Live.
“Are you guys going to be Live at all this week for your last days on the show?”
THE END OF THE ROAD
In February, Ryan shocked fans when he announced on air that he would be leaving Live later this year.
The only other detail Ryan had shared about his departure was that it would take place this spring.
He gave another update on when he will be Live in March also.
Idris Elba helped get the scoop for fans during his guest appearance on the show.
The beloved actor asked: “So, Ryan, I hear you might be leaving?”
The host said there was no might about it, as it’s definitely happening.
“I am,” Ryan told Idris. “In a couple of weeks.”
MARKS THE SPOT
An insider told The U.S. Sun that the move from Ryan to Mark to co-host Live became clear to ABC execs after audiences regularly went wild for Kelly’s husband when he filled in alongside her.
Ryan’s resume seems to be ever-expanding, and he was out often enough on his various projects that Kelly’s husband had become the natural go-to fill-in over the years.
One source close to Mark estimated that he’s guest hosted with his wife on Live over 100 times when Ryan was out.
Kelly’s husband became an audience favorite, with one source pointing to enormous spikes in social media engagement on the days Mark hosted Live with Kelly & Ryan.
With Mark, the insider said: “The ratings were so strong and the engagement on social media went up significantly whenever he was on with Kelly.”
One example that was cited was during the week of January 29th while Mark filled in as co-host with Kelly, engagement on the show’s Twitter @LiveRyanKelly spiked 243%.
It appears that other than the day Mark filled in, Ryan was the host for the rest of the week.
“It was almost six years, which was a great run for Ryan. With Ryan’s Idol stuff coming up and with Mark co-hosting more anyway, it was a natural opportunity for this change to happen.
NBCMany wondered why Monday’s episode of Live prerecorded[/caption]
Instagram/ryanseacrestOther fans felt that the morning show producers should do a Live show with Ryan since he’s leaving[/caption]
ABCRyan’s co-host Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos will replace him as her co-host[/caption]