Kelly Ripa A No Show On ‘LIVE’ As Michael Strahan Jokes About Leaving — Inside Their Drama!

Kelly Ripa did not appear on her show LIVE with Kelly & Michael this morning on April 20, just one day after co-host of four years Michael Strahan announced he’s leaving for a full-time job on Good Morning America.

Things were a little awkward on set as the former NFL addressed his departure in a joking way. He said, “It is the same channel. I am not going anywhere.” Then continued, “'I was reading some stuff and it was like I had died. It's not a eulogy people.”

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Michael went on to thank the viewers and staff with no mention of Kelly until the very end. Finally he closed the show with, “I really want to thank, of course, Kelly Ripa.”

“Kelly welcomed me here and I've learned so much from her and she's just been an amazing influence on me and this has truly changed my life to be here with her. And I know that the show will continue to be strong and great because of Kelly and Michael Gellman and the staff here because everybody here is so talented. This show has not been around for over 30 years by mistake.” Ending with, “Kelly, I thank you. I love you ... and I'm not going to cry on TV mama, I promise you.”


But those words may have fallen on dead ears, as Kelly is reportedly upset and hurt over his sudden departure. A source close to the blonde revealed to , “Kelly isn't making any demands. She is very hurt. She wants to wait and see what happens. She'd also like someone to do the right thing and speak to her face to face rather than plot and plan behind her back.”

Now Kelly and the show have to replace Michael and big names like Anderson Cooper and Neil Patrick Harris are being suggested on social media.

What do you think about Kelly being absent? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below!


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