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.0