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By Brittany King
05/16/2016 AT 09:30 AM EDT
As soon as Kimmel sat down alongside Kelly Ripa on Monday as the first guest co-host, he went right into a round of burning questions.
“Where's Michael?” the late-night host asked Ripa, 45. “Let's start from the beginning, what happened?”
Ripa giggled but refused to go into detail about the departure of her former co-host, Michael Strahan, whose last day on the show was Friday.
“I'm like an ex-boyfriend you go back to for sex,” Kimmel joked.
The comedian then looked over to Michael Gelman and fired off a few more questions to the producer about Strahan's, 44, departure for Good Morning America.
“Will you ever talk to Michael Strahan again? Will he be back on the show as a guest?” Kimmel asked.
An embarrassed Gelman responded with a “yes” and a “maybe.”
Later on in the show, actress Priyanka Chopra comes out on stage and tells Kimmel that there is something different about him (referring to him as Michael).
“I got my teeth fixed,” Kimmel joked.
The show also rolled out a new logo on Monday, showcasing only Ripa's name ( Live with Kelly).
Following Kimmel will be Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, 32, on Tuesday, comedian Cedric the Entertainer, 52, on Wednesday, ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir, 42, will take over the vacant seat on Thursday, and Hawaii Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim, 47, will close out the week on Friday.
Live airs weekdays (check local listings).