'Live with Kelly and Ryan' says goodbye to Ryan Seacrest: Watch moments from his final episode

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Friday, April 14, 2023
It's Ryan Seacrest's last day on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
After six seasons at "Live with Kelly and Ryan," co-host Ryan Seacrest is leaving the ABC morning talk show today. Sandy Kenyon has the story.

NEW YORK CITY -- After six seasons at "Live with Kelly and Ryan," co-host Ryan Seacrest is saying goodbye to the beloved ABC morning talk show.

"Kelly turned the corner and said, 'Oh my gosh, am I going to cry?' And I said, 'Maybe, because I am'" Seacrest said after his last time walking on set as an official co-host.

After six seasons at "Live with Kelly and Ryan," co-host Ryan Seacrest walked out one last time.

It's a bittersweet moment for fans of the show, who have watched Seacrest and Ripa form a special bond and share unforgettable moments with their viewers since he joined as co-host in 2017. Kelly's husband, actor Mark Consuelos, will be settling into Ryan's chair starting on Monday, April 17. Mark is a fan-favorite who has often filled in as a co-host on the show over the years.

Dr. Jill Biden joined as a special guest to celebrate Ryan's final day as co-host. Dr. Biden also talked about how April is the official Month of the Military Child.

In addition to the historic visit from the First Lady of the United States, the special farewell episode featured surprises and a retrospective look back on Ryan's years as co-host on "Live" -- the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television.

Footage from 2005 was found of Ryan Seacrest's guest appearance on the show he would one day go on to co-host.

Fans also voted for their favorite Ryan moment, revealed on Friday's show: when the co-host fell out of his chair.

"I'm shocked!" Seacrest joked.

When Ryan announced departure back in February, he told viewers that he was leaving to concentrate on "American Idol" and other projects.

You can rest assured this is not the last of Ryan you'll see on "Live." He will come back to visit from time to time.

If you've spent your mornings watching Kelly and Ryan, you know this TV power duo does not pass up an opportunity to have fun.

Here are some of Kelly and Ryan's best moments over the years:

The time Kelly and Ryan wore 40 different costumes for their Halloween show. Kelly told ABC7NY: "This is our audience's favorite show of the year."

During this year's "Live With Kelly and Ryan" Halloween show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will wear 40 different costumes.

The time Kelly and Ryan hit the "highway", traveling virtually on-air one year after the pandemic began.

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will virtually visit a different city known for warm breezes and sunny skies every day the week of Feb. 22 to 26.

The time Kelly and Ryan wore outrageous holiday sweaters and were accompanied by star-studded groups of guests.

Sandy Kenyon has more on Live with Kelly and Ryan's holiday sweater party.

The time Kelly and Ryan celebrated summer fun by featuring hometown chefs with delicious creations.

Every Friday, Live with Kelly and Ryan is making sure hometown chefs are getting the recognition they deserve!

You can watch "Live" mornings on this station. Find out where you can watch the show by visiting the channel guide here.

It's bittersweet that co-host Ryan Seacrest is leaving Live with Kelly and Ryan, but we're so thankful for the unforgettable moments throughout the years.