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Ryan Seacrest Shares His Thoughts On Mark Consuelos' Performance On 'Live' So Far

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By Favour Adegoke on April 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Ryan Seacrestshared his thoughts on how his "Live!" successor is doing one week after he stepped into the role.

Seacrest starred on the daytime breakfast show alongside Kelly Ripa for six years before announcing his departure in February. He was replaced by Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos.

The "American Idol" host mentioned that Consuelos had done well in his new role before wanting to meet with his former colleague and her husband.

Read on for more details.

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Ryan Seacrest Reacts To Consuelos' 'Live!' Performance So Far

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In an interview with E! News on the "American Idol" red carpet, the talk show host praised Consuelos for how well he's handled hosting "Live! With Kelly And Mark" so far.

"I've been watching Kelly and Mark, and they're doing great," Seacrest, 48, said. "I hope to see them and hang out soon in the 'wild,' as Kelly would say."

For half a dozen years, he and Ripa were the faces of the popular talk show that captivated audiences with its mix of interviews, entertainment news, and light-hearted banter.

Seacrest announced he was retiring from his hosting duties in February, leaving many wondering who could fill his shoes. Enter Consuelos, the charming and talented actor who took over hosting duties and is slowly winning over audiences with his wit and charisma.

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The "Riverdale" actor, 52, brings a wealth of experience. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including when he came on as a guest host of "Live!"

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Ryan Seacrest Could Make A Return Someday

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At some point during his interview with E! News, Seacrest was asked if he could return to daytime TV soon.

"Not tomorrow, but I would never say never," he said before sharing that he misses Kelly Ripa and hopes to spend some time with her and her husband soon.

In a February 16th episode of "Live!", Seacrest announced his departure from the daytime talk show, calling it a "hard decision" and a "bittersweet" one.

"Working alongside Kelly over the past six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career," he said in a statement, referring to his co-host, Kelly Ripa. "She has been an amazing partner, friend, and confidant, and although we will always be a part of each other's lives, I will miss our mornings together."

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'Idol' Fans Call Out Ryan Seacrest Out

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Seacrest has been a familiar face on "American Idol," as he's played host on the show since it premiered in 2002. However, despite his popularity, some fans have recently criticized him for his harsh approach when calling out results on the popular singing show.

The criticism stems from Seacrest's "brutal" and often harsh approach when announcing results to the show's competitors. Fans took issue with how he delivered the news, claiming it could be hurtful and insensitive to the contestants.

At some point during the show, while informing contestant Olivia Soli if she made it through, Seacrest said, "Last night, you sang a Celine Dion classic. Katy told you to keep playing the power card. After the vote, Americans want to see more power..."

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Ryan Seacrest at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2020 In Beverly Hills

After this, cheers erupted from the audience members. However, Seacrest completed his sentence, "... not in the top 12."

Fans took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with Seacrest's approach, with one saying he was "being such a d**k tonight."

"Ryan is doing a terrible job delivering this news," one viewer wrote, with another adding, "Why is Ryan being so harsh?"

Another fan described Seacrest's approach as "just evil," however, some other fans praised him for handling the show well.

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Fans Want Him To Sing On 'Idol'

According to The Sun, Seacrest left the producers of "American Idol" high and dry when responding to a fan's question about why he doesn't sing on the show.

Moments before hosting the show, he shared a video of himself singing to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" but struggled to get the lyrics right.

"I can't remember the words, but I like this song," he said as he hummed to the song's lyrics. Seacrest captioned the post, "On the way to our first live #Idol show. And don't let some forgotten lyrics fool you; I love this song."

One fan commented: "Ryan… you should sing on Idol," to which he subtly replied, "Just waiting for them to ask." Some people took his response as a shade towards the show's producers, although it is more playful banter.

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