The whole drama surrounding Live with Kelly and Michael has almost been out of control ever since Michael Strahan announced he would be leaving!
Of course we know by now that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the news and the blonde beauty decided to leave for vacation as a way of dealing with her frustration and stress.
Well Kelly did receive an apology from Disney and ABC for not letting her know about Strahan's exit first, but she was OBVIOUSLY still pretty pissed about the whole thing at her first show back yesterday.
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One of the biggest surprises from the former soap opera star's return though was that the show announced Michael would no longer be leaving in September, but rather his last Live show would be May 13 — four months early!
While this sounds like the network trying to make up for their mistakes, an insider revealed to Us Weekly that Kelly is still "talking about leaving."
The insider went on to reveal that even though Jerry O'Connell is being considered, Ripa REALLY "hopes Anderson Cooper or Andy Cohen gets the job."
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Though it would be AH-mazing for either Cohen or Cooper to land the gig, it's pretty unlikely as they both have prior commitments — Anderson is doing election coverage, and Andy is under contract with Bravo.
Despite the fact that there's a VERY small chance either TV personality will join their friend Kelly, the source went on to reveal:
"Unless one of them can come on, she doesn't really want to do it."
If that's REALLY the case, we're guessing ABC is doing everything they can to land one of Kel's picks! If you had to choose, who would you want to be Strahan's replacement?!
[Image via ABC.]
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