Kelly Ripa will return to Live! Tuesday, and her co-host Michael Strahan is really excited for her to not freak out at him anymore.
On Monday’s episode (which he hosted with guest co-host Shay Mitchell) Strahan announced that Ripa “had a scheduled day off to celebrate her 20th anniversary” with husband Mark Consuelos. Which is code for- she needs a day to chill and process the news that her co-host is moving on to bigger and better things, and that the show itself might be on the chopping block. “She’s going to be back tomorrow, which we are all excited about,” Strahan said.
Sure you are, Michael. Suuure.
After a nearly week-long peace-out following Strahan’s announcement that he would be leaving the show to join the network’s Good Morning America as a full time co-anchor in September, she’s back and on Friday night, she sent an email to her staff late Friday night saying: “I wanted to thank you all for giving me the time to process this new information. Your kindness, support, and love has overwhelmed me. We are a family and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning.”