“I’m telling you, when I walked out there today, I almost had a tear in my eye,” Seacrest says in the latest issue of People. “It really is such a special show and has a special relationship with the audience. And she is an amazing host and person.”
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“It was that thing where I was like, if I start crying now, I am not going to be able to pull myself together,” says Ripa. “So I am just going to save it until afterwards because we need to not derail the show with our tears.”
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“I always thought this was the perfect job,” he says. “And partnership.”
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