Movin’ on up! Kelly Ripa is now an executive producer on ‘Live With Kelly’, and it’s apparently the result of her very angry reaction to former co-host Michael Strahan’s move to ‘Good Morning America.’ Get the full scoop on Kelly’s promotion right here!
Kelly Ripa, 45, was less than pleased when it was announced her former co-host, Michael Strahan, 44, was moving to Good Morning America back in April. Okay, that’s putting it lightly. She was so upset that she hadn’t been told until the last minute that she stormed off Live With Kelly and Michael for a week. But ABC’s parent company, Disney, came up with the perfect plan to make everything better. They offered Kelly the position of executive producer of Live With Kelly a few months ago to ease the tensions, according to Page Six. Well, that’s definitely one way to do it.
When she came back, Kelly announced on air that she had been apologized to for the initial snub, and, apparently, Disney boss Bob Iger even stepped in to smooth out the relationship, Page Six reported. “Apologies have been made and the best thing to come out of all of this, you guys, is that our parent company has assured me that Live is a priority,” she said in an opening monologue upon her return to the show.
Now the show is dealing with constant turnover, as the hunt for a regular co-host to join Kelly, and fill Michael’s seat, continues. Kelly has been joined by stars including Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper and Jerry O’Connell, and things seem to be going okay. She’s back to her chipper self, and maybe that promotion is really helping. Cause, man, was she upset!
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