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Kelly Ripa will return to daytime talk show Tuesday

Kelly Ripa is returning to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join Good Morning America.

The TV host didn't show up for tapings after it was announced her co-host Michael Strahan would be leaving

Kelly Ripa, left, poses with Michael Strahan, her co-host on the daily television talk show LIVE! with Kelly and Michael. Ripa was absent from her daytime talk show after it was announced that Strahan was leaving the show to join Good Morning America full-time. (Chris Pizzello/The Associated Press)

Kelly Ripa plans to return to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join Good Morning America.

Ripa will be back Tuesday on Live With Kelly and Michael, she said in an email to the show's staff that was obtained by The Associated Press.

In the email, Ripa said she wanted to thank everyone for giving her time to "process this new information."' She thanked staffers for their support and added, "We are a family."

Tuesday's show will be the first time Ripa and Strahan are reunited on camera since last week's announcement that the former football star will leave in September to work full time on ABC's Good Morning America.

Ripa, who reportedly wasn't told beforehand, was absent from her daytime talk show April 20, the day after the announcement was made. The show's spokeswoman, Barbara Warren, said that Ripa had a day off.

The TV host didn't show up for tapings the rest of the week.

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