Kelly Ripa's seat has been kept warm by various stars on Live with Kelly and Ryan over the past few weeks, and on Thursday's show, Shay Mitchell made a grand entrance alongside Ryan Seacrest.
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The star looked fabulous dressed in a metallic power suit which gave a glimpse of her blossoming baby bump.
Shay teamed the look with a pair of stilettos and statement jewellery, while styling her hair in a bun.
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The star's look went down a treat with her fans on social media, with many taking to compliment her outfit. "She is beautiful," one wrote, while another commented: "Shay looks amazing!" A third added: "She is gorgeous!"
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Ali Wentworth, Melba Wilson and Bethenny Frankel are just some of the stand-ins who have filled in for Kelly during her much-deserved break.
Shay Mitchell made her grand entrance on Live
While no reason has been provided for Kelly's absence on the show, a source told HELLO!: "Kelly is taking a few weeks off for a much-deserved vacation.
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Their family plans quality time together in the month of March every year." Shay, meanwhile, has had an exciting year of her own, having announced her pregnancy in February.
The You actress, 34, revealed last month that she was expecting her second baby with her partner Matte Babel. The couple are already parents to two-year-old daughter Atlas Noa.
Shay Mitchell is expecting her second child
The star made the announcement in a heartfelt post, as she detailed the difficulty of celebrating such happy news while at the same time mourning the loss of her grandmother, who passed away shortly before.
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She wrote: "Saying goodbye to a loved one while simultaneously experiencing the joy of welcoming another into this world is the great cycle of life. It is also my most challenging season to date. "I can't help but think this was the universe's plan all along, knowing I would need other worldly joy to cushion the blow of losing one of the most important people in my life."
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"Yet, this is proof that love, life and loss can profoundly exist all at the same time," she added.
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"Gram, I miss you every day. Little one, we are so excited to meet you. I breathe a sigh of peace knowing you two are already connected in such a cosmic way."
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