Published: Mon, May 09, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan win Emmy but skip ceremony

In an ironic turn of events, the feuding pair shared the award for best entertainment talk show for their widely popular show Live!

This was Ripa and Strahan's second win in a row in this category, which was invented a year ago after splitting Outstanding Talk Show Host into Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

And the fiery Ripa has sparked a couple of quick burns, introducing a segment about divorce by bringing up Strahan's recent one. "What did y'all do yesterday?"

At some point over the course of the summer, we assume that ABC will figure out who their new co-host will be and announce it in time for the fall. "She lived downtown, and now I hear she's on the East Side and ... you know".

Strahan also thanked the show's staff for their incredible hard work. "It's about a team". Congratulations to everyone here at Live'.

The daytime talk show confirmed on Instagram on Tuesday that Jimmy Kimmel will be Ripa's first guest co-host on Monday, May the 16th, following Strahan's departure on Friday, May the 13th.

ABC, which produces and distributes "Live", plans to search for a new guest co-host through a series of on-air auditions, repeating a process that led to Strahan's hire in 2012.



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