Kelly Was Almost Replaced As Well?
The insider continued that Ripa “never misses a show” unless something serious occurred. From there, the source added Ripa was “seriously ill” because her absence would cost her the hosting gig. It should be noted that Ripa is still hosting Live!, though now it’s virtually due to the pandemic. Yet, the tabloid’s source disclosed Ripa was aware of how “vulnerable” being on television was, adding, Ripa didn’t forget how she “easily” took Kathie Lee Gifford’s place.