Kelly Ripa Lip-Synced to ‘Like a Prayer’ in Honor of Madonna’s Birthday

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Kelly Ripa, 52, would've made RuPaul proud with this lip-sync performance. In honor of Madonna's 65th birthday, the talk show host shared a clip from when she danced and mouthed the words to the number-one hit “Like a Prayer” while hosting her game show, Generation Gap.

Ripa posted the video to her Instagram, writing: “Still celebrating the queen’s birthday and dancing my way into tonight’s all new Generation Gap at 8/7c on ABC! [woman dancing emoji] @generationgapabc.”

As seen in the clip, the Live with Kelly and Mark star begins by swaying on stage to the track, before she points to a member in the audience and walks out to them. When Ripa reaches the front row, she holds a woman's hand and kneels down, pretending to pray to her. She then looks her in the eyes and continues to lip-sync the lyrics.

This clip was pulled from an episode that aired back in July, but Ripa clearly thought it a fitting tribute to the Queen of Pop.

In fact, that wasn't the only post Ripa made in honor of Madonna's latest trip around the sun. The day prior, the All My Children alum shared a slideshow that honored Art Moore (the executive in charge of production on Live) and the Material Girl.

For her caption, Ripa wrote: “Let’s give birthday wishes to two of my favorite people … Art Moore and @madonna! Thank you both for all the celebrations!”

This slideshow featured pics we had no idea existed, from a shot of Madonna holding baby Joaquin to another that saw Ripa grabbing Madonna's hand while at her concert.

Kelly, you officially get the prize for being Madonna's biggest fan.

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