If there's one thing Kelly Ripa is doing, it's laughing!
This time last year, her Live! co-star Michael Strahan abruptly left their morning talk show to join Good Morning America, an incident that made headlines everywhere. And today, Michael is really getting on everyone's last nerve at GMA.
Kelly and Michael.
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Turns out, Michael's ego has become a huge problem on the set of the series. "Kelly was portrayed as the diva when he left, but it was really Michael who went behind Kelly’s back," a source told Life & Style. "Now Kelly is telling producers on her show that she knew karma would get Michael. She knew it was only a matter of time before Michael caused problems elsewhere."
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According to the insider, “[Michael] is demanding more camera time, and it is really upsetting everyone on the set."
Because of Michael's attitude, some of the show's most prominent faces including Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer want out. "Kelly has told friends she feels bad for Lara," says the source.
He's warmed up and rarin' to go! @instasuelos joins me in two minutes. A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Jan 16, 2017 at 5:59am PST
He's warmed up and rarin' to go! @instasuelos joins me in two minutes.
A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Jan 16, 2017 at 5:59am PST
And even though Kelly hasn't found a permanent co-host to replace Michael just yet, she's definitely glad she's by herself and not alongside the former NY Giants football player anymore.
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"Kelly really is having the last laugh,” notes the source. "She’s just happy she doesn’t have to deal with Michael anymore."
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The actor previously spoke out about his hopes of joining Kelly on Live!.
"I would do anything Kelly asked me, legal or illegal," the Stand by Me star told Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview. "I would do illegal things for Kelly that's how much I love her."
"I will tell you I have no idea what they're doing over there on that show, but I will say I will help out Kelly anyway I can. She is the best," Jerry continued.