Michael Strahan: I’m “Excited” For Kelly Ripa To Return To “Live” (VIDEO)
As Gossip Cop has reported, Ripa was blindsided with the news last week that Strahan will be leaving their talk show to join “Good Morning America” this fall. Stunned and hurt, she was a no-show last Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the TV personality went ahead with a pre-scheduled vacation day, and did the same now on Monday.
But she intends to return to the program on Tuesday, something Strahan confirmed during Monday’s opening. The co-host enthusiastically entered the stage dancing with guest co-host Shay Mitchell of “Pretty Little Liars,” before kicking off the show’s formal introduction. “It is Monday, April 25. Kelly had a scheduled day off to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband, Mark,” he said.
Strahan went on, “She’s gonna be back tomorrow, which we’re all excited about.” He then segued into introducing Mitchell to the audience. Ripa and Strahan haven’t been in touch since all the drama began, and she hasn’t spoken out publicly on the ensuing scandal. She conveyed via email to “Live” staff that she would be back this Tuesday, but otherwise hasn’t commented.
That will make tomorrow must-see TV, and Gossip Cop will have full coverage. Check out the video below.