Ryan Seacrest will step down as co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan, and will be replaced by Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos. The name of the show will be changed to Live with Kelly and Mark. Seacrest shared the news about the show’s final episode. He says he has enjoyed working with Kelly for many years and is delighted to see his goals come to fruition. He described Kelly as a partner, a friend and a confidant and that he will remember the time they spent together. Ryan went on to say:
“I also want to thank Michael Gelman and the entire team – we built memories that will last a lifetime, met some amazing individuals and were welcomed into the homes of so many spectators across America. It has been an amazing journey and I look forward to passing the torch to Kelly’s ‘real’ husband, Mark.”
After the news, Ripa reflected on her time with Seacrest and expressed her love for him. Ripa also calls Seacrest’s passion for entertainment “unique”.
– Online/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) February 16, 2023
Even so, executive producer Michael Gelman says that Ryan, who made his co-hosting debut in 2016, will return at some point in the future. According to Forbes, Seacrest’s income from appearing on the show is about $10 million.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth
Ryan Seacrest has starred in many TV series and several movies over the years. CelebrityNetWorth estimates the 48-year-old’s net worth at $450 million. Since 2002, Seacrest has hosted American Idol, which has helped him become a household name. In 2009, when his contract expired, he extended it. According to the report, the transaction was worth $45 million.
The career of a TV personality
When he was selected to host ABC’s American Idol remake, his contract was said to be worth around $10 million. From 2017 to 2018, his salary was reported to be around $74 million, though it later dropped to $72 million. Ryan paid $36.5 million for Ellen DeGeneres’ estate in 2011, then paid $2 million for another property near the same home. The property has nine bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest houses, a separate three-bedroom house and several beautiful grounds.
Ryan Seacrest later sold the mansion for $85 million in 2020 and $51 million last November. In 2017, he rented a house in Manhattan for $75,000 a month, according to reports. Radio Music Awards, Online with Ryan Seacrest, America Top 40, NBC Saturday Night Movie, Ultimate Vengeance, American Idol Rewind, The Million Second Quiz, Knock Knock Live, etc hosted by Seacrest. He has appeared in films such as Knocked Up, Get Smart, Shrek Forever After, New Year’s Eve and The Stand-In.