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Kelly Ripa Is NOT Happy About Ryan Seacrest Joining Her Show & Here's Why

May. 2 2017, Updated 1:37 p.m. ET

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Kelly Ripa appeared to be thrilled that Ryan Seacrest would be joining her as co-host on Live with Kelly, but sources say the TV star is livid!

The decision to bring Seacrest on was “ultimately ABC president Ben Sherwood’s call,” a well-connected network insider revealed to It wasn't Ripa's call -- she never would have chosen the former American Idol host to join her show!

Ripa “preferred someone less well-known," the source confessed. “She wanted someone that she could boss around, and that isn’t Ryan. He’s as big of a star as she is!”

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Since Michael Strahan left Live! last year, Ripa's been hosting the morning talk show solo. At the time, Ripa slammed Strahan for betraying her. "People deserve respect," she said.

Other hosts who've temporarily stepped in for Strahan include Anderson CooperAndy Cohen, and Jimmy Kimmel. Ultimately, Seacrest won the hearts of ABC execs.

What do you think about Kelly's reaction to Ryan co-hosting? Sound off in the comments! 

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