Ryan Seacrest prepares for 2023 Oscars, saying goodbye to 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

The accomplished host can't wait to talk to Hollywood's biggest stars and newest Oscar winners.

ByPatrick Stinson OTRC logo
Friday, March 10, 2023
Seacrest on his Oscars preps, leaving 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Ryan Seacrest is back on the red carpet this Sunday for the Oscars, and he has new backstage duties.

LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Seacrest is counting the hours until the 2023 Oscars.

He's been a mainstay at Hollywood's most glamorous event for years. This Sunday, however, expect something new for the veteran broadcaster.

As part of the "Live with Kelly and Ryan" annual "After Oscar Show," Ryan will join "Live" co-host Kelly Ripa backstage. They'll be the first TV personalities to talk to the new Oscar winners.

"The second that somebody wins, they come right into where we have our cameras set up backstage," Seacrest said. "There's nothing like, from what I understand, speaking to a winner the moment they have won because they're on this adrenaline rush and might say or do anything."

"After Oscar Show" airs Monday morning following the big shindig, and this will be the last for Ryan. After six seasons sitting next to Ripa, he's leaving "Live with Kelly and Ryan," so this post-Oscar party will be something special.

"I guess it will feel a little different," Seacrest said. "I was co-host here, [Ripa] and I hosted the 'After Oscar Show' together ... It'll be nice to be back out there again. Being in that venue, that theatre, it's so special. So many memorable moments have happened there. I remember, for me, it was where I announced Kelly Clarkson as the first 'American Idol,' on that very stage, in that theatre, so it's a regal place to be."

Check local listings to see when "After Oscar Show" airs near you.

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