Oprah declares Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan talk-show royalty

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This image released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television shows actor-director-producer Tyler Perry, left, with Oprah Winfrey, and co-hosts Kelly Ripa, second right, and Michael Strahan, right, on "Live with Kelly and Michael," on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Disney-ABC Domestic Television, David Russell)

Two years after the queen of the daily talk-show set stepped down from her top spot, Oprah Winfrey has made it clear which hosts have taken over: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

During an appearance on Tuesday's "Live" show, Winfrey surprised the two and joined Tyler Perry on the set. During the course of the animated conversation, Winfrey called Ripa and Strahan "the reigning king and queen" of talk show land. Which, by the way, is probably the highest praise any talk show host will ever receive from Oprah Winfrey.

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