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Kelly Ripa's 'Live!' Guest Co-Hosts React to Ryan Seacrest News

by Jennifer Drysdale 2:01 PM PDT, May 01, 2017
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No bad blood here!

Kelly Ripa's guest co-hosts couldn't be more gracious after Ryan Seacrest was announced as Live!'s permanent co-host on Monday.

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Seacest made his big debut during Monday morning's show, almost a year after former co-host Michael Strahan left the program last May for a position at Good Morning America. A menagerie of guest co-hosts have since filled in, with Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage and Jerry O'Connell considered early front-runners for the full-time gig.

Ripa's pals, Cohen and Cooper, quickly took to Twitter to congratulate Seacrest on the job.

"Mazel @RyanSeacrest!! #LiveKellyRyan," Cohen wrote, while Cooper said he "can't wait to watch" Seacrest hang out with "the best person I know, @KellyRipa every day!"

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Pennsylvania high school teacher Richard Curtis, who co-hosted the show a couple times after winning a contest, also gave a shout-out to Seacrest, while teasing that he's "available to fill in" during his school's summer break.

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O'Connell graciously gave his regards, while his wife, Rebecca Romijn, confessed that she had hoped her husband would nab the job. 

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During an interview with ET shortly after sharing the news on Monday, Ripa revealed that she and Seacrest "first talked" about him joining the show "almost a decade ago."

"You (Ryan) were so ensconced with your job and living in L.A. We've always enjoyed working together. That's never been a question -- just [needed to be] on the same coast at the same time," she said.

See more in the video below.

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