Live with Kelly and Ryan headed to the Bahamas for a special beach week and our video camera crew got a behind the scenes look at their sun-filled episodes thanks to E! News.
From NYC to the Bahamas with Kelly and Ryan
E! News tagged along as Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest took a “spring break” trip to Atlantis Paradise Resort Island in the Bahamas. They said they “wouldn’t do a remote show with E!” Ryan brought his girlfriend Shayna. Kelly did not bring her kids. She feels super guilty about it *wink wink.* They talked to us about how much fun “field trip” shows are. Especially when it’s freezing in New York City and you’re headed to the Caribbean. It’s a chance to renew and rejuvenate themselves and the show.
Pilates Paddle Boarding with Dolphins
On the first Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan talked about the importance of the sun (and the rum.) Actress Heather Graham made a guest appearance and talked about what she has been working on. The Bachelor’s Arie Luyendyk Jr. also made a guest appearance. (This was before he was engaged to Lauren Burnham.) Kelly took a paddle boarding lesson in the water with dolphins - and even did pilates on the board. They wrapped up the show with a musical performance by the band In Real Life.
Swimming with Sharks and Stingrays
On the second Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan were joined by The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes and Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch. Ryan took a swim with sharks and stingrays. He said, “Kelly gets to swim with dolphins and I have to swim with sharks, I see how this works!” It was all in good fun though, because he had a great time.
Baha Men in the Bahamas
On the third Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan set up a “sink or sail” family challenge. The winners were treated to a two-night stay in a suite in the Atlantis resort. Comedian Whitney Cummings made a guest appearance and talked about her upcoming endeavors. Kelly took a group of friends on a sunset cruise on a catamaran where they headed to a tiny island to search for buried treasure. The episode ended with another musical performance by the Baha Men. (Yes they’re still making music.)
Conchs and Coconuts
On the fourth and final Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan reminisced on their trip. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Rinna made a guest appearance, as did actress and comedian Rachael Harris. Ryan did a tour of some of Atlantis’ best food and drink spots. The Conch Shack pulls conchs fresh out of the water. Sun and Ice has the best ice cream in town. And Sip Sip serves their Sky Juice out of a coconut.