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1. Kelly Ripa's husband replaces Ryan Seacrest as her co-host

Seacrest out. Ryan Seacrest is leaving Live with Kelly and Ryan after six years of co-hosting with Kelly Ripa. He shared the news on the show Thursday, calling it a "tough, tough decision." Seacrest, who succeeded Michael Strahan in 2017, said he'll "head out to the West Coast" in the spring when American Idol begins taping live from Los Angeles. But, in what Ripa described as the "shocking twist of the whole thing," Seacrest's permanent replacement will be Mark Consuelos, Ripa's husband, and the show will become Live With Kelly and Mark. Ripa joked this will be the "nation's weirdest social experiment," while Consuelos said on Instagram, "I can't believe after all these years of listening to you talk for free, I found a way to get paid for it. Is this a great country or what?" Besides, that's one way to avoid another TV scandal where it comes to light that the two co-hosts have been having an affair.

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