Ryan Seacrest will step down as co-host of the Live With Kelly and Ryan program, and Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, will take his place. The name of the show is changed to Live With Kelly and Mark. Seacrest shared the news about the most recent episode of the program. He said he has enjoyed working with Kelly over the years and is happy that his goal has come true. He characterized Kelly as a partner, friend and confidante, and that he will miss the times they worked together. Ryan went on to say:
“I also want to thank Michael Gelman and the entire team – we have built memories that will last a lifetime, met wonderful people and welcomed into the homes of so many viewers across America. It’s been a wonderful journey and I look forward to passing the torch to Kelly’s ‘real’ husband, Mark.”
After the news, Ripa reflected on her time with Seacrest and expressed her love for him. Ripa also called Seacrest’s passion for entertainment “unique.”
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) February 16, 2023
Nevertheless, executive producer Michael Gelman said Ryan, who debuted as a co-host in 2016, would return at some point in the future. According to Forbes, Seacrest’s earnings from his appearances on the program amounted to approximately $10 million.
Ryan Seacrest net worth
Ryan Seacrest has starred in several TV series and a few movies over the years. The 48-year-old is valued at $450 million by CelebrityNetWorth. Since 2002, Seacrest has hosted American Idol, which has helped him become a household name. In 2009, when his contract expired, he extended it. According to reports, the transaction was for $45 million.
Career as a TV personality
When he was chosen to host the American Idol remake on ABC, his contract was believed to be worth around $10 million. From 2017 to 2018, his salary was reportedly around $74 million, though it was later reduced to $72 million. Ryan paid $36.5 million for an Ellen DeGeneres property in 2011, then paid $2 million for another near the same house. The property has nine bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest houses, a separate three bedroom house and beautiful grounds.
Ryan Seacrest then sold the mansion for $85 million in 2020 and $51 million in November last year. In 2017, he was reportedly renting a house in Manhattan for $75,000 a month. Radio Music Awards, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, American Top 40, The NBC Saturday Night Movie, Ultimate Vengeance, American Idol Rewind, The Million Second Quiz, Knock Knock Live and more series have been hosted by Seacrest. He appeared in films such as Knocked Up, Get Smart, Shrek Forever After, New Year’s Eve and The Stand-In.