‘Live’ Crew Worried Ripa Could Cost Them Their Jobs

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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The crew of the ABC talk show “Live with Kelly and Michael” are reportedly worried about losing their jobs over the drama that’s erupted with the news of Michael Strahan leaving for “Good Morning America.”

Strahan’s co-host Kelly Ripa has not been back on the show since he announced his departure.

TMZ reports that the people who work on the set are worried and say “the longer Kelly stays out” the “greater the chance they’ll be replaced by GMA.”

“Production sources tell us, some members of the crew believe ABC execs are weighing the benefits of either killing the show or moving it to a later hour so they can add a third hour of ‘GMA,'” TMZ reported.

As previously reported, those in the know are not happy with how Ripa has dealt with the news of losing Strahan to GMA in the fall, and have said she’s only “hurting her reputation.”