Fan Reactions Mixed After Kelly Ripa’s Return to ‘LIVE!’
Fan Reactions Mixed After Kelly Ripa’s Return to ‘LIVE!’

The opening of “LIVE! With Kelly and Michael” was different on April 26, with the return of Kelly Ripa—who has been on leave of absence—to the talk show.

Ripa addressed the audience for nearly 3 minutes—discussing her absence, workplace respect, Michael Strahan’s impending departure, and direction of the show.

While the audience and Strahan gave her a standing ovation, viewers on Twitter had mixed reactions to the comeback of Ripa. Read below to see what viewers were saying about the former soap opera star who “just had to say something.”

Praise for Kelly Ripa

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