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Kelly Ripa Skips 'Live' Hours After Michael Strahan Announces Exit From The Show

Kelly Ripa was not informed of Michael Strahan's plans to join Good Morning America until the last minute — and insiders say she's fuming!

"This came together very quickly," a source close to the show told TheWrap, adding, "I don't think they told her everything."

According to the insider, this is not the first time Ripa has been "kept in the dark."

As previously reported, Strahan announced his exit from ABC's Live! With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, sharing that he'll be joining Good Morning America full time .

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ABC News president James Goldston confirmed the big news Tuesday morning, sharing that the NFL star's part time appearances (since 2014) on GMA would transition to a full time role by September.

The news didn't seem to go over very well on set, however, as Ripa was noticeably absent from this morning's segment — did she ditch today's show for revenge ?

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"Kelly has been very moody and emotional the past couple of years and Strahan was dreading going to work," said an anonymous daytime TV vet, Yahoo News reported.

Ripa's publicist did not return Yahoo's call and email asking for comment.

On today's show opposite guest host Ana Gasteyer, Strahan made light of the situation.

"I was reading some stuff, and it sounded like I died!" he said. "It’s not a eulogy, people!"

As for replacements, there's speculation that Anderson Cooper, Chris Harrison and Neil Patrick Harris could be front runners, though it took almost one year for producers to replace original co-host Regis Philbin, who left the show after more than 20 years, with Strahan.

Do you think Kelly is throwing a fit over Michael's exit? Let us know in the comments below!



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