'I'm Still Here!' Kelly Ripa Announces Michael Strahan's Last Day On 'Live'
Before the dust could settle on the strained set of Live! With Kelly and Michael, co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the former NFL star's last day on the popular morning talk show, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Halfway through Tuesday's segment, Ripa, 45, shared somberly with the audience: "A week from this Friday is Michael's final show here at Live!."
Immediately afterward, the studio audience let out a "boo" for several seconds, to which Ripa and Strahan frowned.
Despite an apparent truce between the two costars, an audience member seemed to reignite their weeks-long feud.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the co-hosts were fighting after Strahan announced he was leaving Ripa's side to co-anchor on Good Morning America.
Since Ripa's return to the morning talk show on Tuesday of last week, execs were worried that she was going to go "rogue" — and sure enough, she had her moment.
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"We still love you Kelly!" a female fan shouted during this morning's show.
In response, Ripa rolled her eyes, saying, "Oh thanks, no no. I'm still here."
After a brief pause, she snapped back into character to announce the show's current plans for Strahan's send-off.
"We'll remember, we'll reminisce, we're gonna look back at the fun times we had together," she said. "Wait till you see all the stuff we done — so join us for Michael's flashback Friday farewell on Friday the 13th!"
As Ripa and the audience laughed at the calendar coincidence, Strahan shot back, "Good thing 13 is my lucky number!"