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Ryan Seacrest to Co-Host With Kelly Ripa on ‘Live’

Ryan Seacrest was named Monday as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ABC’s Live, succeeding Michael Strahan, who left last year to join the network’s morning show, Good Morning America. “Nice to see you, partner,” Seacrest said as he entered on Monday. While the search for a new co-host was ongoing, Ripa was joined on set by a rotating cast of co-hosts including Jerry O’Connell, Fred Savage and Andy Cohen. “Ryan is a close friend and his star shines as brightly off the camera as it does on,” Ripa said. “His tremendous success is only matched by his impeccable reputation. Plainly said, everyone loves him, and so will our daily viewers.”