Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy Look Back on &#zero39;New Year&#zero39;s Rockin&#zero39; Eve&#zero39; Memories & Remember Dick Clark


In only a few days, Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy will assist tens of millions of Americans ring within the New Year once they host Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest reside from Times Square.

Seacrest has been co-hosting and producing the annual occasion since 2006 when he started working alongside unique host Dick Clark; he took over because the solo host of the particular following Clark's dying in 2012. McCarthy has been becoming a member of Seacrest as correspondent throughout America’s greatest celebration since 2011.

This 12 months's present will function performances from veteran New Year's Rockin' Eve performers like Christina Aguilera and New Kids on the Block, in addition to a few of 2018's superstars resembling Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone and Camila Cabello. Seacrest and McCartney can be joined by hosts Lucy Hale and Ciara who will cowl the occasion from New Orleans and Los Angeles, respectively.

Billboard caught up with Seacrest and McCarthy as they gear as much as host the 47th anniversary of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve to speak about a few of their favourite New Year's Eve moments and protecting Dick Clark's legacy alive.

Who are a few of the artists you’re excited to see carry out throughout this 12 months’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve?

Jenny McCarthy: Ryan, I’m so sorry, however I've to say New Kids on the Block.

Ryan Seacrest: The world is worked up for that.

McCarthy: Their fan base is gigantic. I didn't understand after I began relationship [husband Donnie Wahlberg], however arenas, metropolis to metropolis, have been bought out. They first carried out 9 years in the past and it was additionally my first time ever doing this job, so it's very sentimental to us.

Seacrest: You should have a celebrity proper earlier than the ball drops as properly, and that’s Christina Aguilera this 12 months. It’s at all times enjoyable to see that. Then the ball drops at midnight and there’s Post Malone and different chart-toppers like Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Bazzi and Florida Georgia Line.

You each actually make an effort annually to interact with the group in Times Square all through the complete evening. Was it tough throughout final 12 months's document freezing temperature?

Seacrest: Last 12 months it was survival for us to be on the market. We needed to be with heat our bodies as a result of it was so chilly. My greatest concern was shifting my mouth and having a voice come out of it. Our jaws have been frozen. Everything was frozen. The crowd retains your vitality up.

McCarthy: I cuddled up near them, nearer than I’ve ever gone earlier than.

Seacrest: Jenny cuddles up even when it's 50 levels.

After internet hosting New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for just a few years now, what are a few of your favourite recollections?

Seacrest: My recollections from the start have been that each New Year’s Eve, I might be exterior for almost all of it. Jenny would as properly, after which we might every are available in to see Dick inside. During the business break, I at all times needed his suggestions. “How did it go? How did it look?” I simply needed him to be completely happy and really feel like we did an amazing job. The reminiscence that stands out to me is his stamp of approval after we would are available in.

McCarthy: Even being right here to look at Dick do the countdown.

Seacrest: It’s true. We’d freeze, I believe. You’d be watching the display, virtually forgetting that you simply’re working since you’re watching this legend do it each time.

McCarthy: My favourite recollections are in all probability a little bit bit extra salacious. I cherished the truth that Mariah Carey got here again and she or he killed it. She was superb. So the entire naysayers and the entire stuff that she obtained for it, I’m glad that she got here again and she or he proved herself.

How do you are feeling Dick Clark’s legacy continues to be part of the present?

Seacrest: Every time we signal on to do that broadcast, we bear in mind working with him for for a few years earlier than we did it on our personal. We have a lot respect for the franchise that he constructed and the form of man that he's, and the smoothness through which he makes all of it work. I additionally bear in mind him saying, “When it’s midnight, the perfect tip I can provide you is shut-up, as a result of folks simply need to not hear your voice. They need to the ambiance of Times Square and so they’re kissing their companions and so they’re toasting.” There isn’t a second on this present the place I don’t bear in mind vivid recollections of working with him.

McCarthy: I bear in mind him saying, “You need to just be sure you are actually channeling that vitality that you've in Times Square into folks’s dwelling rooms. Make them really feel that.” That’s one factor I at all times attempt to do. Each 12 months I am going, “I hope you’re proud, Dick.”

New Year's Rockin' Eve airs reside at eight p.m. ET on ABC. The present is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a mother or father firm with Billboard.