Barefaced after betting! Kelly Ripa followed through on her end of a Super Bowl bet with cohost Michael Strahan on the Thursday, Feb. 6 episode of Live! With Kelly and Michael. The petite blonde TV personality went without makeup ahead of her interview with George Clooney — and she still looked beautiful.
Ripa, 43, walked onstage with one hand shielding her face on the pre-taped episode. “Calm down,” she said to the cheering audience. “We’ll all get through this together.” The fresh-faced cohost added, “There’s nothing wrong with your TV. One of us is wearing makeup today and one of us isn’t.” As Strahan towered beside her, Ripa wryly remarked, “Not even anti-shine.”
“You look great,” Strahan chimed in response. “Really fresh.”
“I’ve never lost a Super Bowl bet, ever!” Ripa replied, after her cohost gave the audience some background on their bet. “So imagine, A: losing. B: losing and you can’t wear makeup. And C: what’s C?” she asked Strahan.
“George Clooney is here today!” he quipped.
The cameras revealed the Monuments Men star, sequestered backstage without a TV. “We surrounded him with glamorous photographs of me,” joked Ripa. The two cohosts then shared a brief conversation with the hunky actor: “She’s very beautiful, I can’t wait to see her,” Clooney said at one point.
“I’m scared that your eyes might actually burn in your skull,” Ripa remarked.
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