The debut of Mark Consuelos on Live With Kelly did not go as planned, as viewers expressed their disappointment with the first episode of the show since Ryan Seacrest left.
Many fans took to social media to express their dissatisfaction, calling the episode "painful" and a "disaster."
Some viewers even accused Kelly Ripa of interrupting her husband throughout the show, and criticized the married couple's conversation as "fake banter."
Ryan Seacrest's departure from Live With Kelly and Ryan after six seasons came as a shock to fans. When it was announced that Ripa's real-life husband, Mark Consuelos, would be his replacement
However, the negative feedback on Consuelos' debut could be good news for fired Good Morning America co-anchors-turned-lovers, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes.
Robach and Holmes have reportedly been pitching a brand new show that highlights their on-screen chemistry since losing their jobs at ABC.
They believe their proposed show, which is said to be "up close and personal," will give Ripa and Consuelos a run for their money.
While there has been no official response from Ripa and Consuelos regarding the negative feedback on their debut, the potential competition from Robach and Holmes could shake up the daytime TV landscape.
It remains to be seen whether Robach and Holmes' pitch will be picked up by any networks, but the couple's chemistry and on-screen appeal could make for a compelling show.
As for Live With Kelly, it's possible that Ripa and Consuelos will need some time to adjust to their new dynamic as co-hosts.
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