Congrats, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan!
Just days after Michael, 44, announced he is leaving Live! to instead join Good Morning America, he and Kelly Ripa won big at yesterday’s Daytime Emmys — but didn’t show up to accept their award!
Kelly and Michael on Live!.
Dr. Mehmet Oz stepped in to instead claim the Best Entertainment Talk Show honor for Kelly, 45, and Michael during the Sunday, May 1 event. “I don’t think they’re here… will accept on their behalf,” he said onstage, according to Deadline. “Kelly and Michael will share it!”
Kelly and Michael — who is expected to leave Live! after the show’s Friday, May 13 program — previously took home the Best Entertainment Talk Show Daytime Emmy in 2015. On this morning’s Live! episode, the duo awkwardly explained their Emmys absence by claiming they did not know the award show was taking place last evening in LA.