Seacrest joined the New York-based talk show in 2017 after Michael Strahan quit.
Last week, Ryan Seacrest supporters piled on the “Live” star’s co-host Kelly Ripa, calling her “annoying,” “boring,” and accusing her of not letting him finish a sentence on their talk show.
“You need to tell Kelly to stop interrupting you,” one person wrote in the comment section of an Instagram video Seacrest posted of him driving off the CBS lot in Los Angeles. “That’s very rude. She does it throughout the show… every show. Very annoying. The show’s ratings go up because of you. She is a boring host.”
Another person commented, “I thought I was the only one that felt this way!!! She interrupts, negates,s and challenges everything you say and tries to act as if you are ‘beneath her’ intellectually You are the star of that show.”
As per news.yahoo, the commenter claimed they also believed she had disrespected occasionally appearing guest hosts, Anderson Cooper and Michael Strahan.
After Strahan left the program to host “Good Morning America,” Seacrest came on board in 2017.
After Strahan left in 2016, there was some turmoil the moment, and Ripa took a week off. When she got back, she said she was “blindsided” by the news of his leaving because she was unaware of it before it was made known to the public.
Yet another person wrote in the comments: “Have [comedian] Ali Wentworth as your permanent co-host She’s so much better than Kelly!”
“I hate when she talks about herself,” another fan commented. “She goes on.. and on…she brags too much. Not everyone wants to [hear her] story. We’d like to hear from Ryan, too.”
“I agree one million percent,” someone else said. “It would sure be nice to hear Ryan finish a story. I started noticing that too, she never used to do that, seems it started after they got back in the studio, you can tell Ryan just kind of holds his breath.”
However, Ripa’s supporters have also spoken out.
“Ugh. He’s a bore and a toddler. I watch for Kelly,” one person said followed by a critic who called him “weird” and said they “stopped watching the Live Show, since he started…….he has wealth and zero talent.”
Still another person disagreed. “I’m sorry but I don’t agree that Kelly is a bad host. I watched her & Mark on the soaps. Always liked her. She might interrupt but she & Ryan are friends. They make a good show.”
A fan wrote that the “’ LIVE’ part of Kelly and Ryan hardly exists anymore!” while another believed that they were both too busy with their other professional and personal endeavors.
After Kathy Lee Gifford departed the show in 2001, Ripa started working with Regis Philbin.