I’m convinced a very unconventional fact contributed to the ‘Live’ hiring of Ryan Seacrest
Colleen Lindstrom

I’m convinced a very unconventional fact contributed to the ‘Live’ hiring of Ryan Seacrest

I’m solidly convinced that Ryan Seacrest’s hiring on ‘Live With Kelly’ was about way more than just chemistry.

I think height was a factor. In fact, I think height was a BIG factor.

Ever since Michael Strahan left ‘Live,’ I’ve gotten the impression that it was very important to Kelly to maintain her grasp as the head of the show. Which means that she needs to appear to be powerful in her role as host.

And when she’s next to Ryan Seacrest, they really LOOK like equals. And optics are important on TV, because it’s a visual medium.

Call me crazy, but these two together look pretty good on screen.

In this photo released by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest arrive at “Live” on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. Seacrest was named co-host of the morning chat show, ending a yearlong search for a marquee name as Michael Strahan’s successor. (Pawel Kaminski/Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution via AP)

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