The 42-year-old TV personality became Ripa's permanent co-host
on the long-running daytime talk show on May 1, and tells The Hollywood Reporter
alums Michael Strahan and Regis Philbin both reached out to him in one way or another. Seacrest says that Strahan sent him a bottle of wine, while Philbin called him on the phone. "He said to me, 'Ryan, I was most worried about doing something the night before so we had something to talk about in the first 20 minutes of the show, so just make sure you're doing something,'" Seacrest recalls.