Live! with Kelly and Mark Presenters Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos had another awkward encounter on the air.
Kelly, 52, recently had to save her husband Slash co-host Mark, 52, from another embarrassing mishap on the morning show.
During the broadcast Live! on Thursday’s episode, Mark introduced the contestant who would be taking part in her Grow For It Spring trivia segment: Reba Coutermarsh.
At Grow For It Spring Trivia, fans can drop by to answer a question and win a prize.
Reba called by phone to play the game just like all previous competitors had done.
First, the soap opera star correctly pronounced the caller’s name; However, when he addressed her again in conversation, he mispronounced himself.
Mark poked fun at Reba’s location, saying, “Rebecca says ‘hello’ to Santa for me” – the mythical Santa lives in the North Pole in Alaska, and so does Reba.
Mark chuckled lightly at his joke, seemingly entranced by his own joke.
Meanwhile, Kelly briefly appeared irritated that her significant other called Reba by the wrong name after he introduced her about 30 seconds earlier.
“Reba, Reba!” she reminded him sternly.
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Mark repeated his wife’s name twice to get it stuck in his head.
This is another week that Mark struggled with recording.
Just last week, live on air, Mark made an awkward mistake that Kelly had to quickly correct.
So this Thursday, the moderator called a fan by the wrong name while chatting with him on last Thursday’s episode.
They participated in their daily Grow For It Spring trivia segment.
Mark made a mistake and called her first caller “Charlotte” instead of “Sonya”.
He opened the section by saying, “On the phone is Sonya Heath from Charlotte, North Carolina.”
He added dramatically, “Hey, good morning, Charlotte!”
Kelly glanced at her husband’s notes and hastily murmured, “Sonya, this is Sonya.”
For the camera, she added more clearly, “Sonya.”
Mark also looked down to double-check the caller’s name and said: “Oh Sonya, she’s from Charlotte. Yes, I’m sorry.”
The presenter looked annoyed before launching into a conversation with the viewer.
Mark replaced Ryan Seacrest as Kelly’s new co-host on April 17.
On the first day, Kelly and Mark walked the set holding hands to the tune of Lizzo’s song “2 Be Loved.”
Since the major cast reshuffle, The US Sun exclusively revealed that producers have been struggling to fill spots on recently taped episode taps.
The show pretaped episodes two months in advance, which fans noticed after three pretaped episodes aired back-to-back.
Another big change is that the couple takes inspiration from family life with their three children to share personal stories with viewers back home.
Now there seems to have been a total lack of interest in attending the taping at the ABC studio in New York City.
According to an insider, the Emmy-winning show was “struggling” to fill spots at an April 27 pre-recording.
“There was a very small line waiting to get into the studio.
“Security had to pull people off the streets who didn’t have tickets to fill seats,” the insider told The US Sun.
“A crew member also asked viewers of the morning tap to stick with the pre-task, which began shortly thereafter.”
As the audience took their seats, the insider noted that “there were still a few seats left.”
Twitter users slammed the show as “boring” and “uninteresting.”