Ripa has clear message before Strahan's last day on ABC's 'Live!'

Saying his goodbyes The former American footballer turned host announced he would be leaving Live whilst Kelly was away on holiday a few weeks ago

The Hollywood Reporter said Jimmy Kimmel appeared on Live! with Kelly Monday and did not avoid talking about the reported tension between Ripa and Strahan during his last weeks on the show.

"Where's Michael?" the late-night host asked Ripa after taking his seat behind the desk.

"That's right. You don't read newspapers", Ripa said, welcoming him to the show.

Check out her response below.

Anderson Cooper's name continues to be among those most often mentioned as a possible replacement for Strahan, but at this point Cooper has shown no signs that he's about to uproot himself from CNN.

"I think that all people are deserving of fair treatment in the workplace".

One thing we know for sure: he loves Ripa.

"Everything on the show on Friday was hugging and kissing", Kimmel started, turning to Ripa. This is unbelievable! We'd totally be shipping this new co-hosting duo.

There was a Chrissy Teigen GMA Michael Strahan interview this morning-and she talked about something or other, who cares?

A string of guest hosts will now audition for the job in the coming months, though Kimmel was just filling in.

Strahan left Live! to join Good Morning America full time. So to avoid any future awkwardness (and it's been pretty awkward already), Friday marked Strahan's last day on "Live!", which he has co-hosted with Ripa since September 2012.

Come Monday morning, reports Page Six, it will be as if Michael was never there as the show returns to the air as simply "Live!".

The victor was a party sized summer sausage, which appeared to be a paid promotion for Hickory Farms beef summer sausage.

At the end of the hour, Kimmel presented Ripa with half a sausage to get acquainted with, and wrote tomorrow's co-host, Jussie Smollett's, name on a mug.

Could Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa be coming together on Live!

"There are pictures of [Michael and Kelly] in the hallway that greet all the guests", the source said.

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