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Kelly Ripa Explains Michael Strahan's Early Departure From 'Live'

Kelly Ripa Explains Michael Strahan's Early Departure From 'Live'

Kelly Ripa is addressing why Michael Strahan had to depart Live! with Kelly and Michael four months early, after initial reports indicated he would be staying through the summer.

“What we’ve explained…is, ‘Well, if you had asked us, we would have told you, Guys, we need to start looking, because we have summer hiatus, we have vacation time. We need to find people. If we’re going to have this list narrowed down at least to a manageable size by the fall, we need to start now,’” Kelly told People about telling the crew of Live about the situation. Kelly added, “nobody consulted us initially.”

“We just keep doing it one show at a time,” Kelly added. “We always try to remind ourselves it’s never as good as we think it is and it’s never as bad as we think it is. We just keep marching forward. That’s what we’ve done for years. It’s not a formula I invented. This is a formula that Regis [Philbin] created, and we’re sticking to it.”

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  • Michelle Eve

    Kelly get over it, Micheal is gone and he still loves you….

  • Michelle Eve

    Kelly get over it, Micheal is gone and he still loves you….

  • Momma Howard

    Amen. Probably won’t watch the show again. I get her initial point, but calling out and appearing to be a diva, just isn’t cool. Notice how quiet Michael is. Now that is professionalism.

  • Momma Howard

    Amen. Probably won’t watch the show again. I get her initial point, but calling out and appearing to be a diva, just isn’t cool. Notice how quiet Michael is. Now that is professionalism.

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  • jane

    i think kelly showed her true colors… her career is over

  • Michelle Eve

    I am tired of her going on and on about it. He signed the deal and he is leaving, She has made her millions let him make his…