Kelly Ripa isn’t letting her co-star Ryan Seacrest‘s weeklong absence get her down! The 50-year-old “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan” host dressed to kill when she hit the stage on Thursday, December 17 with Anderson Cooper for the second day in a row.
In a behind-the-scenes clip shared on the “LIVE” show’s Instagram page, the blonde bombshell was spotted shimmying around the stage in a pair of devilish red hot pants and joking that this was the crew’s holiday party.
Viewers haven’t seen Ryan Seacrest on the popular morning show for four days but his absence didn’t make Kelly Ripa pause when it came to throwing her own Christmas bash. On Monday, fans were surprised to see Bravo daddy Andy Cohen sitting in the co-host chair. After two days with Kelly Ripa, Andy Cohen was replaced with Anderson Cooper.
According to several outlets, Ryan Seacrest is currently busy filming “American Idol” which is why he’s reportedly away but Kelly Ripa’s having some fun without him!
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The mom of three made jaws drop when she flaunted her itty bitty waist after chowing down some late-night McDonald’s hours prior. Sporting tight red cigarette pants that were practically painted onto her body, Kelly Ripa swung her hips back and forth backstage. Walking down the famous hallway with Anderson Cooper, the star wore a smile while she tucked in her navy turtleneck highlighting her small frame.
Showing off her “naughty” side, Kelly Ripa made Santa blush by wearing a rhinestone clip in her hair with the word splashed across her blonde hair.
Kelly Ripa made sure to bring the attitude when she hit the stage for Thursday’s episode. Ryan Seacrest’s absence from the morning show didn’t stop his co-host from whooping it up either! In another clip shared on the “LIVE” show’s Instagram, Kelly Ripa could be seen throwing on an apron for a Christmas cooking segment.
She then busted out several “mom moves” while on camera. “This is our Christmas party this year. Isn’t this terrible?” Kelly Ripa joked while dancing around.
“The closest we’ll get to a Christmas Party this year,” mirrored the caption which matched the fun video. This isn’t the first time Ryan Seacrest has missed work this year. Months ago, he scared everyone with a mysterious two-day absence. Once he returned to “LIVE,” he explained that he was awaiting COVID-19 results which thankfully, turned out negative.
Kelly Ripa also missed a few days just weeks ago to prep for her husband Mark Consuelos‘s arrival home after being gone for four months.