She’s making her big return! Kim Kardashian will be taking on morning talk show hosting duties once again when she steps in for Kelly Ripa. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star will be joining her longtime pal Ryan Seacrest to co-host Live with Kelly and Ryan — which means the show’s title should be changed to Live with Kim and Ryan, at least for the day.
Kim, 36, will take her place in the hosting seat next to Ryan on Monday, Aug. 28, People reported, which will also mark her second time hosting the show. The last time she co-hosted on the show was back in 2012 when she sat alongside host Kelly. This time around, Kim will help Ryan interview Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and country singer and reality TV star Kellie Pickler. In between her hosting duties, Kim is also expected to dish about the upcoming season of KUWTK.
This October will mark 10 years since the show — which was co-created by Ryan Seacrest — premiered on E!, which would propel the Kardashian/Jenner family to reality TV royalty. Earlier this week, Kim and her sister Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner all sat down with momager Kris Jenner to reflect on the past decade of their series. Kris even opened up about how Ryan turned her family on to another platform that they would later dominate — social media.
"There was barely Twitter when we started. Ryan called Kim and said, 'There's this thing called Twitter you might want to pay attention to,'" Kris told The Hollywood Reporter. "The girls [began] embracing their audience and sharing their lives."
Back in 2015, Ryan also reflected on KUWTK, and he praised the family for being so open with their lives — which is the main reason why their show has been so successful. “I respect them a great deal for what they [have] gone through and gone through publicly," he told Celebuzz. "It’s not easy. You couldn’t have predicted a lot of things they’ve dealt with.”