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Kelly Ripa Might Quit Live Unless One Of THESE Two Celebs Becomes Her Cohost — Get The Scoop & Vote On Who You Want!

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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.

Related: ABC Does Their Best To Explain Michael's Early Exit From Live!

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

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ABC Confirms & (Kinda) Explains Michael Strahan's Early Exit From Live!

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We didn't think we could get surprised again after Michael Strahan shocked us with the announcement he was leaving Live! With Kelly & Michael in September.

But right after Kelly Ripa returned to the show, we heard her cohost was instead going to leave in just over two weeks!

Related: Kelly Gets Her Apology From The Head Honchos At Disney & ABC

Well, it's all true. And ABC has reasoning that does NOT include trying to avoid the awkwardness between its stars.

A show spokesperson confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly, saying:

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Michael Strahan Is Leaving Live! With Kelly Ripa FOUR MONTHS Earlier Than He Originally Planned!

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This cannot be a coincidence…

Kelly Ripa made her dramatic return to Live! with Kelly and Michael early Tuesday morning, and while things seemed relatively cordial between her and Michael Strahan, we don't think that's actually the case.

That's because just four hours after the episode aired, it was reported that Michael is actually leaving for Good Morning America much sooner than he originally planned!

Related: Has Kelly & Michael's Feud Been Going On For Years?!

As in, he'll now be leaving on May 13… FOUR MONTHS earlier than his previously scheduled September end date!

A source confirmed the news to People, claiming the network feels bad about disrespecting Kelly and now wants more time to find Michael's replacement, saying:

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Kelly Ripa Calls Disney Out For Their Poor Workplace Policies In Her Live! With Kelly & Michael Return! Watch!

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Don't call it a comeback!

Kelly Ripa has been at the center of one of television's most random scandals recently, but she finally made her way back to Live! with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday.

As you've surely heard by now, Michael Strahan blindsided Kelly last week with the news he would be leaving Live! for Good Morning America this September, and his cohost promptly stopped showing up to work!

Related: Andy Cohen Slams The 'Breakup' Between Kelly & Michael

Well, now that Kelly has had the weekend to cool off she's explaining her side of the story, and she's clearly still upset with Disney that after 26 years, they'd treat her with so much disrespect.

However, she did make sure to say she's happy that a bigger conversation on workplace policies has been opened… but we're sure she's mostly just pleased that ABC has guaranteed her that Live! is once again a priority for the parent company.

She does seem genuinely supportive of Michael's move, though!

Ch-ch-check out Kelly's return to Live! with Kelly and Michael (above) and (below)!!!

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Michael Strahan Says He's Taking The 'High Road' With The Live Drama Amid Rumors Of Kelly Ripa 'Bullying' Him!

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It was only a week ago that Michael Strahan shocked quite his audience AND his cohost Kelly Ripa, when he announced that he would be leaving Live With Kelly and Michael for Good Morning America.

Of course there has been all kinds of drama since then, including Kelly being ticked off at Michael, as well as the network for not letting her know ahead of time.

Related: Andy Cohen Slams The 'Big, Bad Breakup' Between Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan!

After taking some time off, Ripa is expected back on Live on Tuesday, but despite receiving an apology from Disney and ABC, there could still be some problems between the costars.

Sources told TMZ the former NFL player left the show because Ripa was

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Kelly Ripa Gets Her Apology From The Head Honchos At Disney & ABC — But Will It Be Enough To Squash All Of The Live! Drama?

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Is it a little too late?

On Monday, it was reported that Kelly Ripa was issued a formal apology from Disney and ABC executives for "blindsiding" her with Michael Strahan's announcement that he's leaving Live! With Kelly & Michael for Good Morning America. Well good!

As you may know, the blonde beauty was PISSED when the network's head honchos revealed that the former NFL star would be leaving his co-hosting duties with Miz Ripa for a prime spot on GMA. Not to mention, rumors also began circulating that Live! may be cancelled in order to extend the other morning show by an hour — which resulted in the former soap opera star leaving her show for some vacation time a day early.

Related: Andy Cohen Slams The 'Breakup' Between Kelly & Michael

Dramaaa! However, it looks like the industry execs have realized that they totally messed up as they've apologized to Kelly and Michael over the blundered announcement. A source shared:

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Andy Cohen Slams The 'Big, Bad Breakup' Between Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan — And Explains Why It's Such A Mistake To Leave!

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When you mess with Andy Cohen's BFF, you mess with Andy Cohen!!

The Bravo TV personality is very close with Kelly Ripa, of course, so people have been very interested to see what he'd say about her recent TV talk show drama with soon-to-be former cohost Michael Strahan — and on Monday, Cohen weighed in!!

Related: Source Says Kelly & Michael's TV Friendliness Was 'All For Show'!

The producer and host spoke out about the Live With Kelly And Michael drama on his own SiriusXM talk show on Monday, and Cohen was none too pleased with Strahan's move, even going so far as to pretty much call it a mistake, saying:

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