The coronavirus has forced TV shows and their hosts to innovate and find new ways of running. We can now add Kelly Ripa and her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, to that list.
Earlier this week, Live with Kelly and Ryan, the show that Kelly hosts with Ryan Seacrest, gave fans a sneak peek of how taping now looks.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
In a tweet, the show revealed that both Kelly and Ryan are at home, practicing social distancing but still not letting the virus affect their work.
Fans also appreciated the gesture, with the comment section filled with people praising the show hosts for their commitment to their work and their supporters.
Guests on the show now include Kelly's husband, Mark Consuelos, Ryan's girlfriend Shayna Taylor, and popular TV personality Carson Kressley.
Kelly Ripa on February 19, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
Ryan and Shayna also hosted a cooking session on the show from their kitchen. Ryan reportedly said to fans at a point,
"We feel the same way you do. We are anxious. We are a little bit afraid. We at times, can get frustrated, but we're trying to make the best of it."
Live with Kelly and Ryan has been one of the most popular shows on the E! network. The hosts recently gave a bit of information about their pre-show rituals, explaining to Pop Culture Magazine that they follow a strict routine.
Ryan pointed out to the news source that they don't connect until about a minute to the time they start airing. He added, "I scream to her in the dressing room, "Hi, Ripa!"
Kelly also added that they make up for the lack of communication by "texting all night long." Now that they will be changing their filming schedule, they're joining various counterparts that have done the same.
Earlier this week, Dr. Oz announced that he would be filming from a mini-studio in his house after a staffer at the show's office tested positive for the virus.
Several others, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Kimmel Live have also made a move to film from home.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on set of ABC's "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on the streets of Manhattan on September 10, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
It's understandable, of course, that they will want to keep working. We all need some humour and gist as we stay at home. If they can merge work and stay safe, it's a great benefit for us all.
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