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Oprah Winfrey Sides With Kelly Ripa In Live With Kelly And Michael Feud — Because 'Nobody Should Ever Be Blindsided'!

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Michael Strahan surprised everyone — including his cohost Kelly Ripa — when he decided to depart Live with Kelly and Michael for a gig on Good Morning America.

It seems pretty obvious Kelly is incredibly upset with her future former coworker, especially after she got the rug pulled out from under her like that!

Related: Vote For Who YOU Think Should Replace Michael!

But at least gurl has some powerful friends in her corner!

Oprah Winfrey recently chatted with Entertainment Tonight about the talk show drama and totally sided with Ripa, saying:

"Nobody should ever be blindsided. I don't know who's in charge, but somebody should've said, 'This is gonna happen.' You shouldn't have to read it in the paper. Ever."

The media mogul also had a different take on finding a replacement; she expressed her confidence in the talk show host's ability to do the job by herself:

"I had a cohost for a long time and I wanted to do it by myself."

Should Kelly go without a cohost??

Video: Michael Strahan Shared A Special Message To Kelly Ripa On Live!

Clearly Oprah doesn't think it was Strahan himself at fault because she wasn't all that harsh when it came to the new GMA full timer. She said:

"He's going to be great on Good Morning America. I think Michael's so great. He's like a natural talent. He won't get any sleep, but he will be great."

We're sure that several people are going to miss the former NFL player on the show, but let's be honest. Ripa is the captain of the ship, and we can't wait to see what direction she steers it when she returns!

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/C.Smith/WENN.]

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