Kelly Ripa Returns To 'Live' And Finally Congratulates Michael Strahan

Kelly Ripa finally returned to "Live" after a four-day absence and addressed Michael Strahan's upcoming exit from the show.
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Kelly Ripa Returns To 'Live' And Finally Congratulates Michael Strahan

After a four-day absence, Kelly Ripa returned Tuesday to host "Live" alongside Michael Strahan.

"I am thrilled for Michael. … This is a tremendous opportunity, and I couldn't be and we couldn't be prouder of you," Ripa said.

This was her first appearance on "Live" since ABC announced Strahan was leaving to co-host "Good Morning America" full-time this fall.

Ripa also hinted she'd only been told about Strahan's new gig about a half hour before press got word.

"It started a much greater conversation about communication, consideration and, mostly importantly, respect in the workplace," Ripa said.

Ripa and Strahan will continue to co-host "Live" together until he moves over in September. ABC recently renewed the show through 2020.

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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