It’s been quite a circus over at “Live with Kelly and Michael” ever since Michael Strahan announced he was leaving to take a job at “Good Morning America,” and now Kelly Ripa has opened up about the decision to send him packing four months early.
The 45-year-old blonde beauty told People, "What we've explained to them is, 'Well, if you had asked us, we would have told you, Guys, we need to start looking, because we have summer hiatus, we have vacation time. We need to find people. If we're going to have this list narrowed down at least to a manageable size by the fall, we need to start now.’ Nobody consulted us initially."
Last week she jetted to Turks and Caicos after her co-host Michael Strahan made the surprise announcement that he’s jumping ship for a job at “Good Morning America” and finally today (April 26) Kelly Ripa resumed her tenure at “Live” looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
As the show opened, the beautiful blonde shared, "Guys, guys guys, guys – our long national nightmare is over. Look, I am fairly certain that there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I drift too far off message. I want to honestly and sincerely thank you for welcoming me back to the show, the show of support to this bizarre time has been over welcome. I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company I earned the right. ... In that time I gained some perspective. I always speak from the heart so I didn't want to come out here and say something I regret."
She’s been on holiday in Turks and Caicos following news that her “Live” co-host Michael Strahan is jumping ship for a gig at “Good Morning America,” and on Tuesday (April 26) Kelly Ripa will return to the studio.
During Monday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Michael,” Strahan was joined by guest host Shay Mitchell as he announced Ripa “had a scheduled day off to celebrate her 20th anniversary.”
On Tuesday (April 19) Michael Strahan unveiled plans to leave “Live with Kelly and Michael” for a gig at “Good Morning America” and it seems Kelly Ripa didn’t take it so well.
Earlier today, the beautiful blonde host skipped work as she’s said to be upset and angry that she was blindsided by the news (apparently the Live staff wasn’t notified until just before the announcement was made).
Always taking their game to the next level, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan went all out with a collection of clever costumes on Friday (October 30).
The “Live with Kelly and Michael” stars celebrated Halloween by tapping into the hype surrounding Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, both recreating iconic magazine covers (Kim’s Paper photo and Kanye’s Time magazine shot).
We’ve all had embarrassing moments with our in-laws, but Kelly Ripa's cell phone snafu may be one of the worst mistakes of all time.
While visiting with David Letterman on “The Late Show” last night (September 25), the “Live with Kelly and Michael” babe confessed that she took a picture of her backside (with underwear) and meant to send it to her husband Mark Consuelos while he was out of town for work.
In a battle of the hosts, Kelly Ripa stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to participate in some friendly competition.
The 39-year-old funnyman challenged the “Live with Kelly & Michael” star to a pop culture trivia quiz. Both were forced to wear cone-shaped hats with pointed tops as they sat below a group of ominous water balloons.