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Michael Strahan Is 'Excited' Kelly Ripa Will Return to 'Live!'

Michael Strahan Is 'Excited' Kelly Ripa Will Return to 'Live!'
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Looks like things are cooling off over at "Live! with Kelly and Michael," just in time for Kelly Ripa's return on Tuesday.

People magazine reports that Michael Strahan is "excited to have her back on the show."

People's source said, "He never wanted any of this to happen," referring to Kelly's sudden disappearance on a "previously arranged vacation," said to be a cover for her angry reaction to news he is leaving for "Good Morning America" this summer.

The source continued, "He spent the last few days reaching out because he wanted her to come back."

Strahan's reported relief comes after several days spent praising Ripa on the air.

On Friday, Ripa confirmed to staffers that she will be back to work Tuesday morning, expressing thanks to them for their "kindness, support and love."