Kelly Ripa No-Shows ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’ In Protest Over Michael Strahan Exit
Well, it looks like Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are on the outs. Ripa reportedly no-showed today’s episode of Live With Kelly & Michael in protest over Strahan’s decision to leave the show for a co-hosting spot on Good Morning America.
Basically, the story goes that Ripa was upset because she felt blindsided by the announcement. Granted, Strahan still took her aside privately to tell her about his decision to leave, but this was reportedly only at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, which is around the time Disney was making the official announcement. So Ripa didn’t really get much in the way of advance notice.
For the most part, this isn’t really Strahan’s fault, since he was under orders by Disney CEO Bob Iger not to tell anybody until the announcement was made official. But Ripa reportedly felt like she deserved more of a heads up because of how integral she was to his rise to TV stardom.
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