‘I Really Do Enjoy the Writing Process’



Kelly Ripa standing in front of a building: The star has hosted ABC's syndicated morning talk show Live! since 2001


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The star has hosted ABC’s syndicated morning talk show Live! since 2001

Kelly Ripa has been a fixture of daytime television for the past two decades, but she hopes to eventually transition to a behind-the-scenes role.

The Live! co-host, who turned 50 earlier this month, reflected on what’s next in a recent interview with Parade.

“I’ve been writing a lot,” she said. “So my goal ultimately would be to eventually get off camera and start working behind the camera more in that creative aspect because I really do enjoy the writing process so much.”



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As it turns out, her co-host and longtime friend Ryan Seacrest is part of the reason she hasn’t bowed out yet.

“I talk about this with Ryan all the time because I was really looking to retire like by now, but Ryan Seacrest is so fabulous

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