The Guinness World Records 2021 book released in the US last Tuesday, and to celebrate this event, Live with Kelly and Ryan held a series of spectacular record attempts on their show!
In past years, you’ve seen the record-breaking fun that occurs on set of the hit morning talk show, which has included Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, the Property Brothers, and even Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest themselves attempting records – and this year (though a bit different due to the current pandemic) was equally as entertaining.
Most consecutive spins balancing a person on the head (ice skating)
On Wednesday, we saw record holders James and Alexis Rappold tune in via web cam from West Virginia (USA) to break the record for the most consecutive spins balancing a person on the head (ice skating). The couple, who actually married at the ice skating rink they were attempting their new title for, shared heartwarming details about how they were introduced through each other’s moms! In order for the record to count, they needed a minimum of 50 full rotations. Unfortunately, they were only able to make it to 25, but we are optimistic they will get it if they keep persisting!
Tallest stack of doughnuts in one minute (blindfolded)
The following day Kelly and Ryan both tried their hand at record breaking by having adjudicator Michael Empric watch them attempt the tallest stack of doughnuts in one minute (blindfolded). Last year, both Kelly and Ryan tried to break the most cupcakes frosted in a minute against Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, but this year’s title required a different pastry. Although the challenge seemed fairly straightforward, it was much more challenging than it looked! While neither Kelly nor Ryan broke the record, Executive Producer Michael Gelman attempted the record on their digital channels and managed to break the record with 8 doughnuts! Now he holds this record, and the record for most morning talk show episodes produced for a single talk show!
Farthest distance limbo under cars
On the last day of record breaking, Shemika Campbell joined the set virtually from Trinidad and Tobago. Shemika is quite the performer and has a long-standing history with limbo. She was first introduced at the age of eight from a family band. She began to try it herself at 14 and has gone on to compete in China for limbo, a place where she the Guinness World Records title, farthest distance to limbo under 12 inches. She also holds the record for the lowest limbo at 3.1 metres. She also holds the record for the lowest limbo at a whopping 21.59 cm (8.5 in) - a title she actually set in 2010 on the set of Live with Regis and Kelly! Shemika’s recent attempt on Friday required her to beat a minimum of 3 meters (9.84 feet), and luckily, she managed to achieve a new total of 3.8 meters (12.67 ft) ending the week on a high (but also incredibly low) note!