Kelly Ripa did not show up for her TV show this morning.
Kelly Ripa is livid over Michael Strahan’s departure from her show, largely because she feels shockingly disrespected by Disney management.
According to TMZ, Kelly made the decision shortly after she was informed that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving her show to co-host “Good Morning America,” which has lost a large portion of its audience over the past year.
Kelly was blindsided by the announcement. She found out at 10:30 in the morning, the same time Disney made the announcement. She never got a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger or anyone else.
TMZ sources said Kelly felt disrespected and humiliated that she wasn’t given the courtesy of a heads-up.
Michael walked onstage Wednesday with Ana Gasteyer and made light of the change saying, “I’ve Been In The News Lately,”
It’s all pretty incredible, since ‘Live’ has been super successful on Kelly’s watch.
VIDEO: Michael Strahan makes GMA announcement with fill-in Ana Gasteyer
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sources: ABC, TMZ.com, Youtube