Ryan Seacrest has not left âLive,â despite a report a year ago that claimed he was âwalking outâ of the talk show. Gossip Cop busted this story 12 months ago. Now the passage of time has also proven the allegation was untrue.
On July 21, 2017, Gossip Cop looked at a National Enquirer article that was headlined, âSeacrest Walks Out On Live!â The wording was purposefully designed to make readers think he had already quit âLive with Kelly and Ryan.â But the story itself was about Seacrest supposedly planning to leave.
The supermarket tabloid alleged Seacrest was unhappy with his New York gig, and wanted to return to the West Coast to focus on the âAmerican Idolâ reboot. âIt didnât take long for him to realize heâd made a big mistake moving to New York to co-host âLive,’â a so-called âsourceâ was quoted as saying, contending Seacrest was âannoyedâ that he went from âtop dog on âIdolââ to âsecond bananaâ to Kelly Ripa on the morning show. This untraceable snitch maintained Ripa would âgo through the roof when she hears Ryan wants out,â and an equally unidentifiable âinsiderâ further predicted she would âblow a gasket when Ryan walks.â
But as Gossip Cop reported 365 days ago, Seacrest had no intention of âwalking.â It wasnât just saying that, either. The star himself did, too. The week this narrative was published, it was officially announced he would host the âIdolâ revival, and Ripa was asked in a tweet whether she was going to have to âfind another co-host.â Seacrest, who was tagged in the message, responded, âIâm not going anywhere anytime soonâŠ so @kellyripa I hope your answer is no.â Seacrest also told another follower that he was committed to still doing their show âevery morning.â
In the months since, itâs become crystal clear that our reporting was correct and that the TV/radio personality was not lying. When the live episodes of âAmerican Idolâ began airing in April, Seacrest traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City, just as he planned. And in May, Seacrest reflected on his one-year anniversary of co-hosting âLive,â calling the job a âdream.â And as he was doing last summer, when this bogus story was peddled, Seacrest continues to post on Twitter about the show nearly every weekday. His commitment remains as strong as ever.
Itâs abundantly evident Seacrest never had any intention of âwalking outâ of âLiveâ last year. Unfortunately, as opposed to offering a correction, the tabloid has continued to offer this phony storyline, claiming again just last month that Seacrest is quitting âLive.â The allegation is still not true, Gossip Cop confirmed, and time will once again back us up.
Seacrest, Ryan. âIâm Not Going Anywhere Anytime SoonâŠso @Kellyripa I Hope Your Answer Is No.â Twitter, 20 July 2017.
Seacrest, Ryan. âEvery Morning :).â Twitter, 20 July 2017.
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Vulpo, Mike. âKelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Reflect on Their 1-Year Anniversary.â E! Online, 2 May 2018.
Seacrest, Ryan. âDENZEL!â Twitter, 20 July 2018.
Weiss, Shari. âRyan Seacrest âWalks Outâ On âLiveâ Is Fake News.â Gossip Cop, 21 July 2017.
Weiss, Shari. âRyan Seacrest Quitting âLiveâ Over Kelly Ripa’s Attitude?â Gossip Cop, 29 June 2018.