Ripa Returns to ‘Live!’ — Here’s How It Went Down (Watch the Video)

Apr 26, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Kelly Ripa made her return this morning to ABC’s “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” proclaiming, “Our long national nightmare is over” as soon as she walked out on stage. She joked about the possibility that snipers might be positioned throughout the studio, ready to hit her with tranquilizer darts in case she drifted “too far off message.”

Ripa explained her absence, saying she needed “a couple of days” to gather her thoughts after being hit with the news last week that her co-host Michael Strahan is leaving the show for a full-time job with “Good Morning America.” She appeared to become emotional as she reassured viewers that “Live!’ is a priority for the network.

Here’s a video posted by the show, which begins with Ripa’s opening remarks before getting into the celebrity interviews later in the program; it also includes the feel-good on-air reunion between Ripa and Strahan …


  1. Yeah I’m done with the show when Michael leaves. Never liked Kelly and I especially don’t now with her diva like behavior…

  2. Kelly was ridiculous 2day. Regis created the show, not this stuck up jerk.

  3. Noted how she kept the audience going 4 her. KP is NOT news. Prince is. The election junk, our POTIS Obama take priority over lame baby Kelly & her silliness. Get over yourself RipOne.

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