Kelly Ripa Reportedly Won’t Return to ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Until Strahan Leaves for New Show

April 20, 2016 Updated: April 21, 2016

Kelly Ripa is refusing to appear on her own show until her co-host Michael Strahan leaves for his new gig.

Strahan announced this week that he’s moving from “Live With Kelly and Michael” to “Good Morning America.”

Ripa was surprisingly absent from the show on Wednesday morning.

Sources at ABC told the Daily Mail that Ripa is actually refusing to turn up to work until the former NFL star leaves for GMA.

The sources said that Ripa was blindsided by the decision to move Strahan, and she believes that the network has deemed GMA’s success more important than her show’s. 

“Kelly isn’t making any demands. She is very hurt that Disney hasn’t even spoken to her yet so they are assuming that she isn’t coming back,” one source said.

“She wants to wait and see what happens. She’d also like someone to do the right thing and speak to her face to face rather than plot and plan behind her back.”

ABC later announced that fill-ins will continue to co-host with Strahan on Thursday, Friday, and next Monday, claiming Ripa had a “previously-scheduled vacation.”

A source told CNN that Ripa “is beyond angry. Beyond.” 

Sources added to TMZ that Ripa feels disrespected and humiliated that she wasn’t given the courtesy of a heads-up.

Strahan, though, tried to put on a public face, thanking Ripa for welcoming him back in 2012: “Kelly, I thank you,” he said. “I love you.”

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