Kelly Ripa was absent from her daytime talk show Wednesday, the day after it was announced that co-host Michael Strahan was leaving to join "Good Morning America" full-time.

Television host Kelly Ripa (L) and Michael Strahan attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

The show's spokeswoman, Barbara Warren, said that Ripa had a day off.

She was replaced on the show by actress Ana Gasteyer, who listened as Strahan told the audience that he was leaving. Strahan said he wasn't going far, even though in reading stories about the move "it sounded like I died."

Later in the show, he paid tribute to his co-host.

He said: "Kelly, I thank you, I love you and everyone else here at `Live."'

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