Kelly Ripa has secretly been filming ‘Live’ while quarantined in the Caribbean with her family

KELLY Ripa has been secretly been filming Live With Kelly And Ryan while quarantined in the Caribbean, it has been claimed.

The 49-year-old has been taping her segments of the ABC morning talk show from the comfort of a Caribbean island that she has been "secretly" quarantining on with her family.

An insider told Page Six that the talk show host was already staying on the island with her husband Mark Consuelos, 49, and their three children in March when the shelter-in-place order was put into effect.

Then the family, including sons Michael, 22 and Joaquin, 17, and daughter Lola, 18, allegedly made a collective decision "to stay put" as the global pandemic began to escalate.

While they reside in the Caribbean, Kelly and Mark have reportedly been allowing close friends to live in their idyllic Manhattan home.

Meanwhile, a source told PEOPLE that Kelly addressed her living situation during an ABC virtual town hall and explained the family arrived three days before the stay-at-home order was put in place.

The insider said: "The family was on a trip in the Caribbean when told to shelter in place and decided to stay put".

"I mean, everything shut down; the government shut down; our country shut down. I hate to use the word stuck, but we were. We decided to stay where we were.

"Lucky for us, we had our three children. And then, you know, it was supposed to be a two-week trip and we wound up going right back to work."

The claims come after Kelly's husband Mark was enlisted to help anchor the talk show after co-host Ryan missed the show on Monday.

The 45-year-old had fans worried on Sunday after he slurred his words during the American Idol finale.

Ryan looked in better spirits on Tuesday with Kelly Ripa and explained how he was feeling after leaving fans worried on Sunday.

He told viewers at home: "I want to thank Mark [Consuelos] for filling in yesterday.

"He’s so good at it! Also, all the very kind well-wishes for my exhaustion, working around the clock, so I got a day off to relax.

"And here we are once again at it on Live."

Fans were left concerned for the host's health after a segment saw the presenter slur his speech and appear unable to focus properly.

His right eye also appeared to be drooping.

During the remote broadcast, which saw Samantha "Just Sam" Diaz crowned the season’s winner from home, viewers took to social media to air their concerns.

Reps for the host released a statement earlier this week which read: "Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night.

"Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home."

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