The Bahamas Goes “LIVE” With Kelly and Ryan!
In front of a lit crowd, with lit hosts who are internationally recognized and with The Bahamas as its lit background, millions of viewers around the world tuned in to watch “Live: Kelly and Ryan” from the Atlantis Resort this week.
Once again the 242 got to show off its beauty and splendor…and heat, to tourists looking to thaw out from their frigid winter. The show which is seen my millions of viewers worldwide each morning, shot live and pre-taped episodes poolside at the resort and featured some of our most treasured parts of this paradise.
From Ryan Seacrest swimming with sharks in Exuma and going on a food tour for conch salad, Bahamian ice cream and dishes to Kelly Ripa going on an excursion to Sandy Cay; the beauty of The Bahamas was well represented in all four episodes.
Not only did the islands get a much needed boost, but many of our local bands got a chance to show off their skills for the live crowd.
Baha Men used the opportunity to debut their latest hit, “Bumpa,” while the Rhythm and Spank bands were the house bands for their episodes, making the crowd and hosts dance cheer and sing along.
Not only did the TV show put more than four million eyes on The Bahamas, but it also flew in celebrity guests who also boasted of The Bahamas’ beauty, for some of them it was their first visit to paradise!
Special guests included Whitney Cummings, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Heather Graham, Nene Leakes and Taylor Kitsch.