Kelly Ripa is still without a Michael Strahan replacement even though the new television season of ‘Live With Kelly’ is almost underway. In fact, there’s new speculation that possible Michael Strahan replacements are keeping their distance from Kelly Ripa as they want nothing to do with her vindictive ways.
It’s been several months since the news of Michael Strahan’s transfer to ‘Good Morning America’ broke. Yet, even though Kelly Ripa had all summer long to find a replacement for Michael Strahan to help her co-host their Live! show in the mornings, no one has filled in his shoes just yet.
Sure, there have been plenty of potential co-hosts that have helped temporarily fill in the spots this past summer like Jimmy Kimmel, Jussie Smollett, Daniel Dae Kim, yet Kelly Ripa still can’t find a person who is willing to work with her on her morning television talk show.
Reports indicate that there have been plenty of wanna-be co-hosts doing whatever it takes to get along with the blonde-haired television star. Yet, there’s not even one person who has campaigned to be on the show, nor anyone in the entertainment industry who has shown the slightest interest in wanting to work with Kelly Ripa.
And while a new colleague might be “down the road” for Kelly Ripa, it must be television’s best kept secret because at this point Michael Strahan’s replacement would have been narrowed down to at least three potential co-hosts. Yet when it comes to Kelly Ripa and the future of her talk show, ‘Live With Kelly,’ media outlets and tabloid magazines have shown zero interest in covering who her next co-host might be. In other words, Kelly Ripa’s television career has been hearing nothing but crickets lately.
Of course, this is mostly because of the way Kelly Ripa treated Michael Strahan before his Live! departure. Kelly Ripa humiliated him on air and apparently lost plenty of viewers in the process for the way she handled Michael Strahan’s transfer to ‘Good Morning America.’
Not only did Kelly Ripa show that she was vindictive, but also very jealous of Michael Strahan’s promotion and success. Kelly Ripa, meanwhile, has been left with nothing more than an empty seat next to her. At this point, Disney has a better chance of finding replacements for both Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan as the show could use a fresh new start with two people who viwers are willing to tune in to see every morning.
Tell us CDL readers, do you think Kelly Ripa is going to be left without a co-host? Do you think there’s anyone in the television industry willing to work with Kelly Ripa, despite her vindictive reputation? Let us know in our comments section below.
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