Regis Philbin Calls It Quits, Retiring From “Live! With Regis And Kelly” After 28 Years

regisphilbinRegis Philbin announced today that he will be retiring from the very successful, long-running talk show “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.” Philbin made the announcement live on-air this morning during the Host Chat portion of the show.

As Philbin stated to the viewers this morning, “This will be my last year on this show. It’s been a long time, it’s been 28 years since I’ve been here… There is a time that everything must come to an end…” Referring to his remaining time on the show he added, “We’ll have a lot of fun between now and then.”

The “LIVE” franchise will continue, and in the coming months Disney-ABC Television Group will name a new co-host to join the talented and captivating Kelly Ripa – who celebrates ten incredible years co-hosting with the show, next month. Good luck to Regis in whatever he decides to do next.

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