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Kelly Ripa Would Reportedly Love for Anderson Cooper or Andy Cohen to Replace Michael Strahan

Kelly Ripa is all smiles while heading to the gym on Wednesday afternoon (April 27) in New York City.

The 45-year-old morning TV host sported a hoodie from the DirecTV show Kingdom, which her hubby Mark Consuelos has appeared on.

Meanwhile, ABC will soon start looking for a replacement for Michael Strahan to host Live! with Kelly.

“The network does have a long roster of people who will step in to guest host,” a source told People. “They’ll do the same thing they did when they found Michael … they’ll rotate a bunch of people in.”

The source added, “Expect to see people like Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Josh Groban, and Seth Meyers. They all came on a lot last time and she loved them. She is really close with Anderson and Andy and she loves them. But she’s open to trying a bunch of different people. It was clear she really liked the process last time.”

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Kelly Ripa Wants These Two People to Replace Michael Strahan on 'Live'

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Kelly Ripa's Hubby Mark Consuelos Looks Buff After Vacation

Mark Consuelos puts his buff body on display in a tight tee while stepping out of his apartment on Tuesday morning (April 26) in New York City.

The 46-year-old actor has not yet commented on his wife Kelly Ripa‘s situation on Live! with Kelly & Michael, but he helped escort her out of their home on her way back to work that day.

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Kelly and Mark just returned home from a vacation to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. The couple shared an exclusive photo from the trip with Us Weekly.

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Bellamy Young Describes Tension Backstage at 'Live!'

Bellamy Young, the first guest to appear on Live! with Kelly and Michael after Kelly Ripa’s Tuesday (April 26) return, has revealed the vibe backstage at the taping was “tense, bless their hearts.”

The Scandal actress described the behind-the-scenes relationship between Kelly and Michael Strahan in an appearance on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show Dirty Sexy Funny.

“Backstage there was some tension because it could have gone any way, but once it was underway, it was beautiful,” Bellamy said. “Kelly gave a monologue. She got to clear the air, and then they went on. They’re professional people, and there’s a lot of love.”

Bellamy said the duo wasn’t speaking backstage before they made their entrance onto the set holding hands.

“Then everybody went out, and the show started,” Bellamy continued. “And everybody remembers that we’re grown-ups and we have jobs and we do our jobs.”

Kelly Ripa Addresses Michael Strahan Drama on 'Live' - Watch Now

Kelly Ripa just addressed the Michael Strahan exit drama after he announced he was moving from Live! with Kelly and Michael to Good Morning America.

After the announcement was made, Kelly went on vacation and did not publicly address the drama until just now. There have been dozens of rumors floating around, but ultimately, Kelly confirmed that she was very upset as to how the situation was handled.

“Our long national nightmare is over,” Kelly joked as she arrived on stage. “I first want to honestly, sincerely thank you for welcoming me back to the show. The show of support in this bizarre time has been overwhelming.”

“I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right,” Kelly continued. “So, we get each other.”

“Apologies have been made and the best thing to come out of all of this is that our parent company has assured me that ‘Live’ is a priority,” Kelly continued.

After Kelly‘s pre-show speech, Michael said, “one thing I know about you is that you love the show, you love the fans, you love the staff and I love you.”

Watch the whole opening below…

Also pictured inside: Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos stepping out before the show on Tuesday (April 26) in New York City. More Here! »

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Michael Strahan Speaks Out Before Kelly's Return to 'Live!'

Michael Strahan opened up about his decision to leave Live! with Kelly & Michael during Jonathan Tisch for Help USA and 92Y’s Change Makers event on Monday (April 25) in New York City.

The day before his co-host Kelly Ripa‘s return to the show, the 44-year-old TV personality explained that he’s simply moving to another part of the ABC family where he’s needed.

“To me it’s a testament, not just to me, because as I said, everything is a team. It’s a testament to Live!, from [producer Michael] Gelman to Kelly, for them to say, ‘You are good enough to be here’ and then I go there, and I do well enough to get a job for two days at GMA and then they say, ‘Well, you know what, we really could use you here.’ It’s a team. It’s ABC. It’s a group. It’s a family,” Michael explained.

He added, “So for me, I don’t look at it as if I’m leaving one show in a lurch. I look at it as if, ‘You know what? I’m needed in this part of the family for now.’ …I think it’s just unfortunate how everything seems to be for a lot of people outside, because everyone has an opinion, without understanding what’s going on and that’s why…You take the high road. If you argue with somebody who doesn’t know what they’re talking about and people see you arguing they don’t know who’s the fool.”

Andy Cohen Defends BFF Kelly Ripa, Slams Michael Strahan for Leaving 'Live!' So Soon

Andy Cohen is defending one of his best friends, Kelly Ripa, in the wake of her Live! with Kelly & Michael co-host Michael Strahan‘s announcement that he is leaving the show after four years.

“I’ve been getting so many questions about what’s going on with my friend Kelly Ripa, and ‘How’s she doing?’ and ‘What do you think?’ You know, I want to say that she… I know she spent the weekend celebrating her 20th anniversary with Mark, which has been a long-planned vacation. So don’t get her trending on Twitter today because she’s not at work. She is on a long-planned vacation,” the 47-year-old Watch What Happens Live host said on his SiriusXM radio show.

“You know, when I look at this whole situation, it’s worth nothing, the two of them, Kelly and Michael, they had such great chemistry,” he continued. “And I’m just looking at this and it just seems like a premature end to a great relationship that ended way too prematurely. So much has been written about this situation and how it was handled. I’ve been a TV executive or producer for 25 years, so I’m always fascinated to see how TV things go down. I can’t say this went down the greatest way.”

Click inside to read what Andy Cohen said about Michael Strahan’s decision to leave… More Here! »

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