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Ryan Seacrest 'Stranger' With Kelly Ripa After COVID Result

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By Whitney Vasquez

Ryan Seacrest tested negative for COVID-19 but he's definitely acting "Stranger" after returning following his two days off. The 45-year-old star left his "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan" co-host high and dry when he failed to appear on Monday's morning show. The network kept the reason under wraps which caused TV viewers to spread major conspiracy theories.

The main theory was that he was sick with Coronavirus but Ryan Seacrest squashed all those rumors when he broke his silence when he made his return.

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Appearing alongside Kelly Ripa on "LIVE" for the show on Wednesday, October 21, Ryan Seacrest addressed the reason for his two-day absence. Turning the focus to his co-host, he told Kelly Ripa, "Thank you for covering, following the strict protocol." He then explained that he "got the negative test results for COVID," adding it "makes you feel very good.”

In turn, Kelly Ripa responded that she “didn’t have any doubts” that her famous co-host's test results would come back negative.

Addressing His Mysterious Absence:

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One day after making his post-result return to the popular morning talk show, Ryan Seacrest posted a very "strange" throwback shot with Kelly Ripa that left many fans to comment with their opinions. Taking to his Instagram on Thursday, October 22, the star shared the Halloween throwback showing the "LIVE" duo channeling their inner "Stranger Things" alter egos.

Dressing up like the characters on the cult favorite Netflix original show, Kelly Ripa appeared as Eleven while Ryan Seacrest appeared as Mike.

Acting 'Stranger' Than Usual:

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Wearing Eleven's signature light pink dress, Kelly Ripa slapped on a blonde wig and spookily stared into the camera. Ryan Seacrest, on the other hand, looked all out of sorts while sporting a tousled black wig, striped colored shirt, and beige jacket. The "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan" co-hosts dressed like the "Stranger Things" characters in 2017 but Seacrest is bringing it back.

Posting the throwback from three years ago, Ryan Seacrest made it clear that he has Halloween on the brain now that he's negative for COVID.

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"Less than Eleven days til Halloween. (9 to be exact)," he cleverly captioned the Halloween tbt. Within an hour, the talk show host has already collected more than 3.5k likes and the double taps keep coming! "Ryan we like your new hairstyle," one person joked.

"This is how I’ve looked everyday while working from home? So where’s the costume 😂🤣," teased another. "We love you Kelly and Ryan. So happy you're back on the show together," responded a third loyal "LIVE" viewer.

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