Did Kelly Ripa Quit ‘Live With Kelly & Ryan’ After Jackpot?

Did Kelly Ripa Quit Live With Kelly & Ryan After Jackpot? [Jimmy Kimmel Live | YouTube]

Did Kelly Ripa quit Live with Kelly and Ryan after the jackpot that swept the nation? Luke Bryan confused fans with his presence. During Monday’s broadcast, they expected to see Kelly and Ryan Seacrest sitting together. They were befuddled to see someone else in her chair. The country singer spun around in his chair to reveal that he wasn’t the soap actress.

Meanwhile, fans on social media are asking where Kelly has been lately. She’s been missing from her seat for the past few days. Late last week, she joked that she would take off if she won big from the nationwide jackpot.

Luke Bryan Confuses Live With Kelly & Ryan Fans [Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]
[Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]

Luke Bryan fills in as co-host

Another star from American Idol helped Ryan Seacrest out on Monday morning. Luke Bryan made appeared in Kelly Ripa’s seat. Both men were happy to be there as they cracked jokes. Ryan and Luke walked out to greet the cheering audience. Ryan told the “Play It Again” singer that he would “swivel” him in his seat.

“Well, I’m not Ripa,” Luke joked.

He wore a chocolate brown leather jacket with a black button-up shirt and black jeans. Meanwhile, Ryan wore a casual black blazer over a matching T-shirt and pants. As they got settled in their seats, Ryan kicked off the show and introduced the superstar.

Luke Bryan Replace Kelly Ripa [Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]
[Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]
“Monday, August 1st. Filling in for Kelly Ripa is Luke Bryan, ladies and gentleman,” Ryan told the cheering audience.

Luke said he was “excited” to co-host Live with Kelly and Ryan. He admitted that they’ve “been talking about doing this for a long time.” Ryan said he was “excited” and that it was going to be a “fun” show.

However, Live with Kelly and Ryan fans wanted to know where Kelly Ripa was hiding. They noticed that she’s been missing from her seat. This comes after she joked on Friday that she might leave the show if she wins the lottery. She was referring to the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which had a winning ticket in Indiana.

Kelly Ripa Jokes About Leaving Show [Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]
[Live With Kelly & Ryan | YouTube]

Kelly Ripa’s “inside joke” with Ryan Seacrest

During Friday’s broadcast, Kelly and Ryan shared their “inside joke” with the audience. Kelly Ripa dropped a hint that she wasn’t going to be on the morning show next week. She joked that if she won the jackpot that she won’t return back to work. Ryan told the Live with Kelly and Ryan fans to “tune in to find out.”

The All My Children alum said that she’s “not gonna release [her] name to the public.” He then slightly clarified what they meant and said, “This is an inside joke now, but it won’t be Monday.” Kelly Ripa kept insisting that she would be missing next week. Fans are used to her sense of humor but found it strange that her joke came true.

Why do you think Kelly Ripa is away from the show? Do you miss here on there? What did you think of Luke Ryan’s hosting abilities? Sound off below in the comment section.

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