Ryan Seacrest Says ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Is His Biggest Contribution To The World
It’s no secret that Ryan Seacrest is probably one of the busiest hosts in the entertainment industry. Right now, he’s the host of his iHeartRadio show, American Idol, and Live With Kelly and Ryan.
How does he do it all? At first, he wasn’t sure he could.
“I kept telling everybody I could do it but I wasn’t quite sure I was going to be able to pull it off,” he told EW. “And we’ve got it down to a science. It’s the most I’ve ever worked.”
Seacrest says moving to New York was what, ultimately, made his schedule possible.
“Moving to New York was significant because I had lived here in California for almost 20 years, and I will tell you when I sat down and tried to figure out how to do the show, four hours of live radio, and getting back here on Sundays, I kept telling everybody I could do it but I wasn’t quite sure I was going to be able to pull it off. And we’ve got it down to a science. It’s the most I’ve ever worked,” he said.
Ryan Seacrest’s biggest contribution to the world
In addition to being one of America’s most widely recognized hosts, Seacrest also wears the hat of ‘producer.’ In fact, he believes one of his producer gigs is his biggest contribution to the world.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Seacrest spoke about a dinner party he attended, hosted by his “very close friend” Larry King.
“Larry King had a dinner one night, and he had foreign leaders over, Sidney Poitier and all these important people, and Larry’s like, ‘And what we’ll do is, we’ll go around the table and everybody talk about what they have contributed,” Seacrest recalled. “So I say, ‘Have any of you guys heard of the Kardashians? … Well, I helped create that.'”
He went on to talk about how the dinner attendees had “a lot of questions” for him, but that it was widely agreed that Seacrest’s contribution was a notable one because everyone in attendance knew who he was talking about.
“That’s my contribution. And I’m proud,” he said.
Seacrest assisted in the creation of Keeping Up With The Kardashians back in 2007. Thanks partially to Seacrest, the world was introduced to the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, their half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, then Bruce Jenner, and momager Kris Jenner.
Seacrest was also the executive producer on the show’s five spinoffs: Life of Kylie, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and I Am Cait.
In addition to being his biggest worldly contribution, Seacrest says he’s loved working with the Kardashian/Jenner family.
“I love them. I love that family,” he said. “They have tackled some unbelievable things on that show. … They are as close and tight as any family I have ever met. There’s always something going on.”