Ryan Seacrest Cancels ‘GMA’ Appearance After Kelly Ripa Threw a “Shit Fit” — Report
He reportedly cancelled a planned appearance on Good Morning America after Kelly allegedly threw a "shit fit."
The 42-year-old star was due to appear on the ABC show — which is cohosted by Michael Strahan — but decided to back out because he knew it would upset his Live! cohost.
An insider explained, "Ryan was scheduled to be on Wednesday's show well in advance. He's been on the show rundown for a week.
"Then yesterday, or maybe even as late as last night, Kelly threw a shit fit and told him he couldn't do GMA so he pulled his appearance."
Ryan was supposed to appear on the show to promote the new series of American Idol, which he will present as it returns to TV screens later this year.
However, the host — who now also presents Live! alongside Kelly — performed a last-minute U-turn due to his co-star's ongoing feud with Michael, which stems from him quitting her show without any advance warning in 2016.
The source told the New York Post's Page Six column, "It's very clear that Ryan wants to stay on her good side.
"She's an executive producer on the show, so she has a lot of pull.
"It's fair to say she has a lot of influence over him. He joined her show. It sounds like she still feels threatened.
"There's still bad blood with Kelly and Strahan, and she doesn't want history to repeat itself and Ryan to be lured to GMA too."
However, ABC bosses were not too concerned by the last-minute cancellation, because they were still afforded the opportunity to interview the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.
The insider explained, "Kelly isn't going to be reprimanded for this, as diva-like as it is, because it's not worth upsetting her for a three-minute hit with Ryan on GMA.
"They had the three judges, and the big star, Katy Perry, anyway."
However, a spokesperson for Ryan said he cancelled his appearance because of a schedule conflict with Live!
“Ryan had wanted to appear on GMA with the new Idol judges … but with the constant shifting of various schedules, we determined yesterday, along with GMA, that his schedule was too tight given his morning commitments with Live! and his radio show, along with American Idol production commitments.
"To suggest any other reason for him not participating is completely false or a misunderstanding of the facts."
A rep for Kelly also told Page Six, “This story is absolutely not true."
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