E! Network’s daily news program just got a little more entertaining. While Giuliana Rancic and her E! News co-host Jason Kennedy were live reporting on the day’s pop culture on Thursday, Rancic’s son Duke made a run for the stage, seamlessly beginning a dance performance fit for television.
Apparently, Bill Rancic had escorted their son to set so that Duke could see his mom in action.
"Duke loves visiting mom at work, and he came to set to meet me after going to Universal Studios Hollywood next door with Bill," Rancic explained to TODAY. "Bill had to hop on a call, so I asked Duke to wait just behind the stage with a chocolate treat he had wanted."
But Duke had other plans; Rancic said the hair and makeup artists backstage couldn’t stop the six-year-old when he suddenly bolted out of his seat and onto set behind Rancic and Kennedy.
As Rancic chased -- literally chased -- her shimmying son around the set, Kennedy, in true professionalism that I don’t think I could have mustered, continued delivering news about Jennifer Lawrence and Oprah. That is, until he realized that Rancic, going up against a sugared-up six-year-old in sky-high stilettos, could use some assistance.
"I was calmly trying to get him backstage but he kept running away and didn’t want to stop dancing. It was a total mom moment and every time I watch the video I laugh so hard. Kids are too funny!" Rancic said.
Rancic just recently returned to E! news -- her first day back on set was a few short weeks ago. She originally left the post in 2015 after being a staple of the daily news show for a decade, and it looks like Duke wasn’t ready to give his mom the spotlight again.
Luckily for Rancic, her son’s stunt garnered mommy interest everywhere, because if nothing else, everyone can relate to their kids being a little weird. The comments on the video Rancic shared range from, “I love how she fixes his hair...so stylish all the time #realmoms” to “OMG I love this! Just like every parent who has ever taken their kid to work, I feel ya!”
I think it’s safe to say that Duke has a future in show business.