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Ryan Seacrest Looks Back On Hosting 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on December 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" is one of the most popular ways people ring in the New Year.

Millions of viewers worldwide tune into the special as artists perform some of their most popular songs and have a party in New York City -- but the highlight of the night is when the iconic ball drops at midnight, ringing in the New Year.

Ryan Seacrest became the official host of the show in 2007 as Dick Clark was dealing with speech impediments, resulting from dysarthria, which was an effect of his stroke. Sadly, Dick Clark passed away in 2012, but the show continues his legacy year after year.

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Ryan Seacrest's Favorite Moments From Hosting

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Ryan Seacrest is getting ready to host his 18th year of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."

The radio and television host is now looking back at these last several years, sharing some of his favorite moments.

"This will be my 1️⃣8️⃣th year hosting @RockinEve and each experience is just as memorable as the next. Here are some of my favorite moments!," he captioned an Instagram post. "? Celebrate with us on New Year’s Eve at 8/7c on @abcnetwork ! #RockinEve."

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Some of the photos included in the post are those of him hosting the show alongside pop sensation Taylor Swift, him soaking wet standing next to Christina Aguilera, and, of course, him standing next to and co-hosting the show with the one and only Dick Clark prior to his passing in 2012.

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Fans Love Seeing Ryan Seacrest Host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"

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One of Seacrest's followers commented on the photo with Dick Clark, writing, "That’s awesome and many more to go. He would be very proud of the great job your doing. Can’t wait to see it."

This is something another fan commented on, as they wrote, "The pic with Dick Clark I remember watching that one the most and the one where Jenny introduced her husband when they first went out on the rock in Eve show!!!"

Another fan loves tuning into "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" every year as she hilariously commented, "When people ask what I’m doing for NYE I just say I’m hanging out with Ryan ??that’s not my husbands name so I usually get a u funny look."

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Ginger Zee, weather woman for "Good Morning America," also chimed in and commented on Seacrest's post, "Happy 18th! Thanks for bringing us in with love, light and humor each year ?."

"Congratulations on 18th year - it is always a great time. You are an amazing host - all the best in 2023," another one of Seacrest's followers wrote.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest"

Ryan Seacrest hosting "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest"
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Viewers can ring in 2023 by tuning into the iconic special, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," which will once again be hosted by Ryan Seacrest as well as other celebrities from all across the country, including Ciara in California and Billy Porter in New Orleans.

Jessie James Decker will also return as she helps draw the winning Powerball numbers, announcing the first lottery winner of 2023.

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