Ryan Seacrest, the famed co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan, has recently announced his departure from the fan-favorite show. Seacrest has decided to leave after co-hosting the show for the better part of a decade, alongside Kelly Ripa, since replacing Michael Strahan in 2017.
The Star Host
A renowned host, Ryan Seacrest, age 48, has been a fan-favorite face on TV. He has hosted an endless number of red-carpet events. He has also hosted every episode of all 19 seasons of American Idol. Since 2005, he has been a consistent part of the legendary segment Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Seacrest was also involved in various Olympics coverage, radio, and TV productions.
With his extensive experience in the field and charming on-screen persona, Ryan Seacrest was easily a natural fit to substitute Michael Strahan as a co-host on Live With Kelly and Ryan. They were already long-time friends, for almost 20 years. The deep bond between the two friends perfectly translated into a seamless and enjoyable co-hosting dynamic on the show. This almost familial bond has made Seacrest’s recent announcement bittersweet for both.
While sharing her reaction to the announcement, Kelly Ripa told the media that they had known each other for a long time, and Seacrest has been like the kid brother she never had. They both trust and respect each other and share a unique off-camera bond that’s quite rare. In a statement after announcing his leave from Live With Kelly and Ryan, Ryan Seacrest pondered on their mutual bond too. He said that working with Kelly as a co-host for the last six years was a dream and one of the best highlights of his entire career. Also referring to Kelly as a great friend, confidant, and partner, Seacrest finally expressed that although they will remain a part of each other’s lives forever, he would miss their mornings together.
Meghan Markle Could Be Summoned to Testify Against Prince Andrew
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle could be called to testify in Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s US Civil Suit against Prince Andrew, as per the information from the plaintiff’s lawyer. This recent case of sexual abuse against the second youngest royalty has shaken the US media. Now, among the British royalties, Meghan Markle can be considered a reliable source and be counted on to provide truthful information.
The Civil Lawsuit
38-year-old, American-Australian campaigner Virginia Roberts Giuffre has filed a US Civil Lawsuit against the Duke of York, 61, accusing him of sexually abusing her, when she was 17 years old. Giuffre has alleged that Prince Andrew had sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions in New York, US Virgin Islands, and London. The suit-related court documents also have exposed Giuffre had been a victim of sexual abuse and sex trafficking since she was 16. The man behind these heinous acts was revealed to be the Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly one of the friends of Prince Andrew. According to Giuffre, she was forced to sexually engage with the Duke under explicit and implicit threats.” Prince Andrew and his legal team have requested for the complaint to be dismissed, repeatedly denying all allegations of the accuser’s team.
The Possible Summon
Renowned attorney David Boies, Giuffre’s lawyer, has hinted that Meghan Markle could be summoned to testify in this complicated case against her uncle-in-law. He expressed his confidence by saying that the Duchess of Sussex is the one his team can count on. The Duchess has been chosen as a prospective candidate to help the accuser in this case specifically for the reason that, she had been a close associate of Prince Andrew for a period of time, and hence could provide important knowledge related to this case. Giuffre’s legal team reportedly has their eyes set on another related royal Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew. But, first, they have to get their approval from the British court to have her deposed for testimony, as the former Duchess of York lives in the UK.