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Kelly Ripa looks beyond the live talk show and reveals her ‘ultimate career goal’ stepping back from on-camera stardom


KELLY Ripa has revealed her plans to step away from television in the future, teasing her “ultimate career goal” after years of hosting.

The Live With Kelly and Ryan host revealed this in her book, Live Wire: Long Winded Short Stories.

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Kelly Ripa has revealed her life plans after her television careerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The star has been hosting Live for many years and has appeared on soap operas

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The star has been hosting Live for many years and has appeared on soap operasCredit: ABC ENTERTAINMENT

Kelly, 51, began writing her book in 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal.

At the time, she was confident, but her confidence began to fade as she wrote.

“I have the opposite of impostor syndrome. I think because I like doing something, because I like reading, I can write a book,” she told the newspaper.

Although it took time and self-realization for him to do so, his book was finished and Kelly now hopes it will take his place.

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She doesn’t plan on staying on the big screen forever and the former soap opera star has big plans for life after TV.

“My ultimate goal is to get off camera,” Kelly explained.

“Because I really enjoy the creative process behind the scenes more than [being] in front of the camera.”

However, it is unclear when she will retire from Live or her other TV projects.

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Kelly’s comments about stepping away from TV come after she hinted that Live might end.

NO LONGER LIVE?

Earlier this week, Kelly and co-host Ryan Seacrest spoke about the shutdown of Broadway shows and joked that their show could have the same fate.

“Also, I wanted to announce that the Phantom of the Opera is closing on Broadway after 35 years,” Kelly said.

“Wow! What a race though,” said Ryan.

The actress said she had seen him “many, many times” and they both seemed sad to see him go.

After Ryan asked a crew member which was more expensive – Live or Phantom, he pointed out that they were both around the same time.

“And we continue!” Ryan smiles.

The crew member asked, “Are we closing?”

“Are we closing? Kelly chuckled. “We haven’t announced that yet.”

GREAT RETURN

Although the co-hosts weren’t serious, the show has faced backlash in recent months that could lead them to go off the air.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many shows went on hiatus.

Then they came back with virtual audiences or no audiences, and now almost everyone is back with live audiences except for Live.

Fans went wild last week after Live, which has been a morning staple for more than 30 years, returned after Labor Day for an all-new season – again without a studio audience.

The show’s seats have been empty since the pandemic hit, when producers ditched live audiences and the format to only tap shows in front of necessary members of the production team.

But more than two years later, and while many other shows have long welcomed fans, Live remains dead.

Seat fillers reportedly expressed their frustration online.

“Seriously, still no ‘live’ audience…not even remotely?” one person tweeted.

“You all have to follow the program! »

Another added: “Virtual audiences are fine, but we need ‘live’ back and in the studio.”

As one fan asked, “What I want to know is why does Live with Kelly & Ryan, a talk show with no studio audience, have a DJ?”

REAL SNOOZE

The lack of a cheering crowd may contribute to early complaints that the show has become “boring” and “predictable”.

Fans are even speculating that the show is faking scenes to boost ratings amid fears it will be cancelled.

One fan raged: “Live! is the worst show on the planet and is so boring it almost feels like they have to fake embarrassing TV gaffes just for their small audience to watch.”

Another agreed and posted: ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan has got to be the least seasoned show on TV.’

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Yet a third tweeted, “The most boring show on TV.”

Live has seen many co-hosts, including Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Michael Strahan, and now Kelly and Ryan.

Kelly wrote in her book that she wants to work behind the scenes in the future

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Kelly wrote in her book that she wants to work behind the scenes in the futureCredit: Getty
Her comment came after she and Ryan Seacrest joked about the end of Live

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Her comment came after she and Ryan Seacrest joked about the end of LiveCredit: ABC
The pair have faced backlash over their hosting abilities and showing off in recent weeks

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The pair have faced backlash over their hosting abilities and showing off in recent weeksCredit: Getty



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