Will Kelly Ripa Return to ‘Live with Kelly and Michael?’
There’s a dark cloud over the Live! with Kelly & Michael set, as it is not known whether host Kelly Ripa will be returning to the show next week.
This comes after Michael Strahan announced he was leaving the show to host GMA full-time; a decision that Ripa was clueless about until the info leaked.
“I don’t believe that co-hosting together is a viable option anymore,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Anything is possible, but that doesn’t seem like a viable option. Practically, it’s a different dynamic now.”
Ripa didn’t appear when Strahan made the official announcment on Wednesday . A source she felt “hurt and beyond betrayed” by the way management told her Strahan was leaving. Ripa had already planned to take Thursday through Monday off to celebrate her anniversary with Mark Consuelos, but, a source has revealed that she apparently canceled her trip.
“Michael has called her and reached out to her and texted her, and she is not acknowledging him,” a second source told PEOPLE.
“Nobody knows if she will return to work Tuesday or not, and the people are very nervous. They’re flying blind,” says the second source. “The longer she stays silent the more concerned they get.”