After more than a year without an official co-host, Kelly Ripa told Live With Kelly viewers that none other than Ryan Seacrest will be joining her permanently as co-host of her ABC morning show.
Michael Strahan served as Ripa's right-hand man for four years on the show before he blindsided her last year with news of his departure to anchorGood Morning America full-time.
The new hosting gig is just another notch on Seacrest's already glowing resumé. As most people know, he served as host of the once popular TV show American Idol and from that point has grown his empire, becoming a big-name producer.
Make no mistake, Seacrest is certainly one of the hardest working and gainfully employed people in entertainment.