Kelly Ripa Makes Up for Dressing Mistake on Live TV with a Dance

by Nathan C

Kelly Ripa was determined to learn some dance routines from Dancing With the Stars pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson despite a wardrobe malfunction.

Kelly Ripa is always on time.

During the April 18 broadcast of Live with Kelly & Mark, the talk show host and her husband Mark Consuelos overcame a slight wardrobe malfunction. Kelly, who looked stunning in a bright pink outfit, appeared on TV as pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson taught her the jive.

During the performance, Jenna did a traditional leg-pop stance commonly seen in dance competitions by twirling her back down onto husband Val’s knee. Kelly, not wanting to be left out, spun on Mark as well, only to discover her dress had moved throughout the spin.

To which I replied, “Did the entire back of my dress rip open?” Kelly inquired, grasping a tail of ribbon that had come loose at the rear. Just fine. A simple slip dress…Forget it!

Mark told his co-host and wife that she should not worry, saying, “You’re fine, it’s good.”

Kelly continued to master the rest of the dance despite her initial stumble.

She laughed after mastering the routine, “So far I’ve torn my dress,” to which Jenna remarked, “That’s what dance is all about.”

Not only does the 52-year-old’s fashion faux pas on the talk program make headlines, but so does a lot of other stuff. When Live co-host Ryan Seacrest announced his departure in February, Mark was brought in to take his place.

Mark exclusively told E! News about working with his wife before their premiere on April 17 under the new title Live with Kelly and Mark.

“As a husband, I know exactly what not to do,” Mark said. When I’ve co-hosted with her in the past, we’ve had mornings where we debate, “Should we talk about that?” while brushing our teeth. Come on, then! There have been times when we’ve agreed, “Yeah, we probably shouldn’t talk about that,” in our frequent conversations. Let’s just ignore that.”

Kelly agreed, stating, “Mark and I have co-hosted the show numerous times. Over the airwaves, we’ve had our share of arguments. I can examine it from a far-removed vantage point. It’s amusing to see a married couple arguing on television.

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