Kelly Ripa is apparently not a big fan of Michael Strahan‘s recent come-up, as the 15-year daytime TV veteran decided to be a no-show for Wednesday’s Live! With Kelly and Michael. As previously reported, Strahan announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving Live to become a full-time member of the Good Morning America family. Ripa, according to TMZ, was completely blindsided by Strahan‘s announcement and has no plans for a replacement.
Sources tell TMZ that Ripa’s no-show on Wednesday is likely the “first in a string of absences,” adding additional weight behind that blindsided theory. In fact, these same sources claim that Ripa may indeed skip out on her Live duties “for the foreseeable future” in protest. On Wednesday, Strahan simply said Ripa was “out” for the day and thanked Saturday Night Live star Ana Gasteyer for stepping up and filling the spot.
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