Uh oh! Kelly Ripa is going to be missing from ‘Live’ for the rest of the week following the blindsiding news that Michael Strahan was leaving. To fill the void, Shay Mitchell and Erin Andrews will be stepping in. Will Kelly ever come back? We have the answer, right here.
Is Kelly Ripa, 45, ever coming back to Live? She was clearly fuming when she called in sick on April 20 following the news that Michael Strahan, 44, was leaving the show, and now we know she will be replaced by Erin Andrews, 37, and Shay Mitchell, 29, for the rest of the week. We have all the details, here.
Okay folks, calm down. Kelly will be missing from Live for the rest of the week, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Deadline reports that she had already planned to take time off on Friday April 22 and Monday April 25 before she ever got the news that Michael was abandoning the show to become a permanent fixture on Good Morning America.
She did, however, extend her time off to include April 20 and 21, probably because she was so raging mad at Michael. Now, he’s forced to do the show without her for two extra days. Luckily for him, he’ll have two amazing ladies to help him out.
ABC took the absence as an opportunity to let Dancing with the Stars host Erin do a little promotion for the show. She will be hosting with Michael on Thursday, and they had already planned to shoot two shows that day so she will co-host the Friday show too. Pretty Little Liars star Shay will also be talking up her Freeform hit when she stops by the studio to co-host on Monday. They’re no Kelly, but we’re sure they’ll do a great job.
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