If Kelly Ripa has her way, Ryan Seacrest will return to host the ABC American Idol reboot. She’s totally on board!
“I think this has to happen,” Kelly said on Monday morning (May 8) on Live with Kelly and Ryan. “I went into seclusion when American Idol was canceled. Are you going to host it? Please tell me yes.”
“Whatever you want. You’re my work wife! I say yes and bow to you,” Ryan responded. “No, I don’t know about that part yet. We haven’t gotten that far. This was news to me last week. I had said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now’ — hoping somewhere it would come back.”
“I have to tell you, typically I only save prayers for world peace or people who are very sick and stuff like that, but I am gonna start a prayer circle. I was, like, your original fan,” Kelly figures Ryan has plenty of free time, despite his new gig co-hosting her morning show. “I know that you’re busy in the mornings, I get it. I understand it’s hard doing double duty — you’ve got the radio show, you’ve got this. But your nights are free you don’t have that much to do. You can do this!” She added: “You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, I will totally [take over] you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”
Check out the clip from Live with Kelly and Ryan below.