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All Better? Kelly Ripa Reveals Why She Left Michael Strahan On Live Television After Feud

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Apr. 26 2016, Published 12:47 p.m. ET

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That’s a wrap! After there was reportedly bad blood behind-the-scenes, Kelly Ripa returned to her show and made up with Michael Strahan on LIVE! With Kelly & Michael on April 26. Find out what they said to each other and why she left!

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"Our long national nightmare is over. I'm fairly certain that there are trained snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I go off-message,” Ripa, 45, joked after walking out holding hands with Michael.

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Strahan, 44, announced that he was moving to Good Morning America full-time in September, and according to sources, Ripa was not told of the move beforehand and found out with everyone else, causing her to take a break from the show. "I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts,” she admitted.

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"Apologies have been made and the best thing to come out of all of this is that our parent company has assured me that LIVE! is a priority,” she added. "There is a commitment to this show and to the people that work here and most importantly to you the viewers."

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Ripa then said she is “thrilled for Michael. This is a tremendous opportunity."

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It wasn’t all love for Ripa, though! Michael told Kelly that he’s “so happy” she’s back. "You are the queen of morning television,” he added. “One thing I know about you is that you love the show, you love the fans, you love the staff and I love you."

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