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*Kelly Ripa was a no-show on Wednesday’s episode of “Live! With Kelly and Michael” – and a source tells that there’s no telling when she’ll return.

“Kelly told ABC she wasn’t coming in last night,” says the source. “They don’t know yet when she’ll be back.”


Another TV source says Ripa is currently “refusing to come back” and that while she could decide to return any time, her plan is not to for the rest of this week.

A different insider told PEOPLE Ripa was “completely blindsided” by the Tuesday announcement that her co-host Michael Strahan would be leaving the talk show to join Good Morning America as a full time co-anchor in September.

Of Strahan, 44, the TV source says: “He’s a class act. He’s trying to do what he thinks is right, that’s important to him.”

A rep for Live! told PEOPLE Ripa “had the day off,” and Ana Gasteyer filled in for the star Wednesday morning.

“Live! With Kelly and Michael” airs weekdays (9 a.m. ET) on ABC.