Will these two be laughing and smiling together? That is the question after the drama behind the scenes at Live with Kelly and Michael as it continued on Friday and through this weekend.
First came the news from Kelly Ripa herself that she will be returning to the main host chair on Tuesday’s episode of the ABC/Disney syndicated talker, explaining her sudden disappearance last week.
Ripa did not show up for work and had several guest co-host fill-ins, after Strahan announced to the “Live!” staff that he was departing come September for his new full-time gig on Good Morning America, leaving Ripa without a co-host once again. Kelly started her career on the series with Regis Philbin as the series co-host.
In a statement to the “Live!” staff late Friday, Ripa related: “Sorry for this late Friday night email. 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. Love, Kelly.” ”
Meanwhile a source told PEOPLE.com that Strahan is “looking forward to having Kelly Ripa back on “Live!” and that he never wanted any of this to happen, and he got why she was mad but it was out of his control. He spent the last few days reaching out because he wanted her to come back.” The source added that Strahan was “prepared to go on by himself if he had to, but he is relieved that it all worked out.”
So, will you be tuning into see how Kelly and Michael will interact with each other on Tuesday’s episode of “Live!”? What do you think about Kelly’s departure and statement and Strahan’s latest apparent remarks? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!