Kelly Ripa is keeping the holiday spirit alive by taking a day off of work to enjoy some much-needed time with her family. The 50-year-old “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan” host was noticeably absent on Monday, December 28 from her chair next to Ryan Seacrest. Instead, former “In Living Color” actress Ali Wentworth hit the stage with her co-host for the popular morning show and she’s getting mixed reactions.
Kelly Ripa’s absence comes just days after she slipped into a cleavage-baring neckline and labeled herself “Nice n Naughty.”
“LIVE” fan sounded off in the comment section when the daily morning show posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Ali Wentworth walking the famous hallways while backstage with Ryan Seacrest. The comedian is famously married to ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos. Some viewers were thrilled to mix it up. “I could listen to her forever! Please give her her own show!” one person commented. “She is hilarious. Please have her co-host again in the future,” shared a second.
Others weren’t so happy with Kelly Ripa’s Monday replacement. Scroll to read the reactions.
“Can’t stand her or George, did not watch,” one negative review read. “10 minutes into the show I had to turn it off. Ali Wentworth is not a good choice in that chair. She brought politics into a show that never has politics,” someone else tweeted, adding, “Channel is now changed.”
Kelly Ripa caused a stir over the weekend when she took to social media to expose her bare chest after Christmas while teasing that she made both Santa’s naughty and nice list this year. Scroll to see her shot!
10 minutes into the show I had to turn it off. Ali Wentworth is not a good choice in that chair. She brought politics into a show that never has politics – mentioning Melania/coronavirus yet it was Ali/George who had it-plus her voice is excruciating.
Channel is now changed.
— Holly 🇨🇦 ⏳ (@Hollymcc3) December 28, 2020
Slipping her slender curves into a sparkling sequined bodysuit, the “LIVE” host rocked the plunging neckline while opting not to wear a bra. Showcasing a whole lot of skin, Kelly Ripa looked festive AF by pairing the cleavage-baring one-piece with a flowing red skirt. Adding even more holiday cheer to her weekend wardrobe, the star sported a pair of glittery glasses with candy canes hanging off them.
Kelly Ripa has made sure to spend time with her three children and husband Mark Consuelos this Christmas. The “Riverdale” star missed out on Thanksgiving and had been away from the family since August while filming the hit CW show.