Ripa was joined by guest co-host Jimmy Kimmel, as the show begins their search for Strahan’s replacement.
Kelly Ripa was back on ‘Live!’ on Monday morning (May 16th) for the first time since Michael Strahan bowed out of the show on Friday. For now Ripa will be joined by a series of guest hosts, the first being Jimmy Kimmel, until a replacement for Strahan is found.
Kelly Ripa has hosted her first ‘Live!’ since Michael Strahan’s exit.
On the morning show, Kimmel, who is more used to hosting late at night, asked Ripa "Where's Michael?" before probing her further and adding: "Let's start from the beginning, what happened?" But Ripa wasn't giving anything away and Kimmel joked: "I'm like an ex-boyfriend you go back to for sex.”
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Strahan has co-presented 'Live!' alongside Kelly Ripa throughout a very successful four years for the show.
On Friday (May 13th), the former NFL pro completed his last episode filming ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’, the show on which he’s served since 2012 and is leaving for fellow ABC show ‘Good Morning America’.
The 44 year old presenter and 45 year Ripa came out on-stage together holding hands, to massive applause from the audience. “We did it. We made it out here at least!” the departing host greeted the crowd.
Continue reading: Michael Strahan Finishes Up On 'Live!' With Kelly Ripa In Emotional Show
Michael Strahan - 4th Edition of the TimeCrafters Luxury Watch Show held at Park Avenue Armory - VIP Cocktail Party at Park Avenue Armory - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016
Kelly Ripa has insisted she is excited for Michael Strahan, despite being blindsighted by the news that her 'Live with Kelly and Michael' co-host was leaving the show for 'Good Morning America'.
Although Kelly was blindsighted by the news that her 'Live with Kelly and Michael' co-host was leaving the show for 'Good Morning America', she insisted that she is happy for him but his departure left her worried about the future of her own programme.
She told PEOPLE: ''I get it. We're excited for Michael. He wanted that job, and it's great for him. I think it is a perfect match, I really do. However, what nobody considered is there's a whole other group of people that it really impacts, because we have to now find another great person.''
Continue reading: Kelly Ripa: 'I'm Happy For Michael'
Mario Lopez has hinted that he could replace Michael Strahan on 'Live With Kelly and Michael' and spoke about his admiration for host Kelly Ripa.
The 'Extra' host admitted he was flattered by reports linking him to the role after Michael quit to focus full time on 'Good Morning America' and spoke about his admiration for host Kelly Ripa.
He told chat show host Ellen Degeneres: ''That's very flattering. Very flattering. I know, people were saying that. I love Kelly. I've guest hosted with her a few times she's awesome. I actually did a movie with her husband Marc who's a real good guy.
Continue reading: Mario Lopez To Replace Michael Strahan On Live?
The 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' co-host was reported to have been so upset at Strahan's announcement of his departure last week that she didn't appear on the show the next day.
Following a week of tense drama and speculation, Kelly Ripa finally returned to ‘Live!’ on Tuesday (April 26th) for the first time since her co-host Michael Strahan announced his departure to ‘Good Morning America’.
Walking out hand-in-hand with Strahan in a show of unity that not all viewers thought was entirely convincing, Ripa addressed the potentially awkward situation head on by speaking to the audience before starting the show.
“Guys, guys, guys – our long national nightmare is over,” she quipped to laughs from the studio. “Look, I am fairly certain that there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I drift too far off message.”
Ripa is said to have been blind sighted by the news that her co-host was leaving for ‘GMA’.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan may have seemed like the best of friends while hosting ‘Live’ every morning, but according to reports the presenters didn’t have the best relationship off-screen. On Tuesday it was announced that Strahan was leaving ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ to join ‘Good Morning America’, a move that reportedly didn't go down well with Ripa.
Things are said to have been tense between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan off-air.
But a source told The New York Post, that tensions between the pair is nothing new, explaining that any chemistry they exhibited was “all for the show.” “They could not stand each other,” the source added. “Whenever they communicated off-camera, it was always through their reps.”
Continue reading: Kelly Ripa And Michael Strahan Accused Of 'Faking' On Air Chemistry
Michael Strahan announced on Tuesday that he was joining 'Good Morning America', which apparently "blindsided" co-host Kelly Ripa so much she took the day off from 'Live! with Kelly and Michael'.
44 year old Strahan, an ex-NFL legend, had announced on Tuesday (April 19th) that he would be bringing an end to his four-year stint on the syndicated talk show in order to join ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ as a full-time co-anchor in September this year.
'Live!' co-hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa in Star Wars get-up in October 2015
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Most people are familiar with the big bang theory but not many people know just how significant Scrat is to the whole preceding. After a fluke accident (whilst trying to protect his beloved acorn) Scrat discovers a frozen alien spaceship and soon begins a collision course which will change the world forever.
Magic Mike might be keeping his clothes on these days in favour of beginning a business in custom furniture, and after a rather bitter and scandalous departure from the Xquisite nightclub, but three years on and he's still got the moves. And the body. These days, his stripper friends have decided to give up their dancing careers in Tampa, Florida too, but these aren't the kind of guys who are going to disappear quietly. They thus decide to get together one last time for a spectacular performance at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina where a major stripping convention is due to take place. Mike agrees to join them as their headliner, re-living his glory days as the ultimate chiselled fantasy. Along the way he meets some old friends and welcomes new faces in such cities as Jacksonville and Savannah, and they dance away their previous lives in style.
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Three years after bowing out of the stripper career, Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), returns to his friends at the Kings of Tampa, all of whom also seem prepared to call an end to their careers. But when the prospect of going out in style arises, the friends get the band back together and embark on a stripping road trip through Jacksonville and Savannah, heading towards one final performance at Myrtle Beach. Here, the Kings of Tampa prepare for one final blow-out show with Magic Mike.
Continue: Magic Mike XXL - Teaser Trailer
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