Source: N.Y Daily News
TV industry insiders are ripping Ripa’s “diva” reaction to her co-host flying the coop.
Kelly Ripa — who threw a “fit” after Michael Strahan and network brass surprised her with news he had accepted a high-profile “Good Morning America” gig — put “Live!” producers in a jam when she took a surprise “sick day” Wednesday, sources told the Daily News. It was later learned that she would be off the air until next Tuesday for a "previously scheduled vacation," a rep for the show said.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer stepped up after show staff scrambled to find a replacement. Strahan, in his first on-air appearance since news of his departure broke Tuesday, even praised Ripa at the end of the show.
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Insiders are “stunned by her behavior,” they told The News on Wednesday.