September 23, 2023

Ryan Seacrest Says CNN Axing Alcohol Throughout New Yr’s Eve Broadcast Is a ‘Good Concept’

Ryan Seacrest Says CNN Axing Alcohol Throughout New Yr’s Eve Broadcast Is a ‘Good Concept’
Ryan Seacrest Says CNN Axing Alcohol Throughout New Yr’s Eve Broadcast Is a ‘Good Concept’

Ryan Seacrest New Years Eve Broadcasts

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2023 is true across the nook and Ryan Seacrest is able to ring within the new 12 months sans alcohol.

In November, Selection reported that CNN was chopping down on consuming each on and off-camera throughout its New Yr’s Eve programming. Seacrest, the longtime host of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve, informed EW that he commends the community’s determination.

“I do not advocate consuming when one is on the air,” he informed the journal. “I do not know the way that began as a practice however it’s in all probability a good suggestion [to scale back], CNN.”

RELATED: Andy Cohen Plans to ‘Cocktail It Up’ on CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Present Regardless of Studies of Drink Limits

Seacrest, who mentioned he and different ABC stars will not imbibe till after 1:05 a.m., admitted that viewers could not agree with CNN’s option to discourage alcohol consumption amongst its anchors and, actually, in all probability “want they might drink extra.”

“There’s some fairly respectable folks or not less than one, proper?” joked Seacrest, 48, of CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Stay, which is co-hosted by pal duo Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. “I feel there is a critical journalist after which a pal of mine who has quite a lot of enjoyable, however it’s in all probability a good suggestion.”

The Stay with Kelly and Ryan co-host speculated that CNN’s determination to restrict alcohol — which CNN executives made to uphold the community’s respectability and credibility, per Selection — could have had one thing to do with an incident that occurred throughout final 12 months’s programming.

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper

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RELATED: Andy Cohen’s ‘Solely’ Remorse on New Yr’s Eve Was Calling Out Ryan Seacrest: ‘Silly and Drunk’

Final 12 months, Cohen, 54, who mentioned he was “overserved,” took a jab at Seacrest and ABC, saying: “For those who look behind me, you will see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing. I am sorry however if you happen to’re watching ABC, you are watching nothing.”

Seacrest informed EW that the New Yr’s Eve Stay hosts “had one thing to say about my present at one level,” possible referring to the now-infamous incident. The host added that he would not “assume they might say what they mentioned about our performers in the event that they weren’t consuming.”

“I would ship them some Casa Dragones Tequila simply to tempt them whereas they’re on the air,” Seacrest joked.

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In response to Cohen, Seacrest’s tequila present will not be needed, nevertheless. The Watch What Occurs Stay host — who mentioned that his remark about Seacrest was the “solely factor that I remorse saying” on New Yr’s Eve final 12 months — is not prepared to surrender his boozy custom simply but.

“My solely path is to have enjoyable,” Cohen informed PEOPLE final month of the upcoming present. “That is what I plan to do and I am pleased to cocktail it up.”

“I feel folks get pleasure from seeing me feed Anderson photographs and that is on the menu,” he added.

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