When Megyn Kelly left Fox News for NBC News earlier this year, she assumed that she would immediately be able to dominate morning television in her new 9am time slot. Now, just one month before she is set to make her NBC debut, she’s suffered a major setback in this endeavor…
Radar Online reported that just days after Ryan Seacrest was named as the new cohost of ABC’s Live With Kelly!, which is also hosted by Kelly Ripa, it’s been revealed that he has launched an all-out war with the former Fox News host for A-list guests. Since he just signed a $73-million iHeart Radio deal, he will be offering LIVE! guests double the bang for their buck to keep them away from his rival.
“Celebrity guests are going to be offered the chance to do his radio show after they appear on LIVE!” an insider said. “That will make it almost impossible for Megyn to get the A-list bookings.”
“Ryan has been hitting the phones to his friends to get them on LIVE! rather than TODAY with Megyn,” the source added.
In fact, this was one of the main reasons ABC executives decided to hire Seacrest in the first place.
“ABC are going to WAR with NBC over guest bookings,” the insider claimed. “One of the main reasons he got the job was because his connections can destroy Megyn. Really, Ryan getting the job had more to do with Megyn Kelly than Kelly Ripa!”
It’s safe to say Megyn Kelly is DEFINITELY leaving Fox now! SHARE this story if you think Megyn Kelly is getting the karma she deserves!