Regis Philbin Leaving 'Live With Regis and Kelly'


Regis Philbin Leaving 'Live With Regis and Kelly'


During an episode of the talk show, the 79-year-old said he is retiring this summer after 28 years.

Veteran U.S. TV presenter Regis Philbin is retiring from his daytime chat show "Live With Regis and Kelly" - after almost 28 years on air. The beloved 79-year-old host announced his exit at the start of Tuesday, January 18's programme, which he now co-hosts with actress Kelly Ripa.

Philbin will step down from the show at the end of this summer, although he did not specify a departure date. The news comes a year after Philbin underwent an operation to remove a blood clot that formed following hip replacement surgery and forced him off the air for several weeks.

Philbin's daytime hosting duties began in 1983, with a local New York TV programme called "The Morning Show" with Cyndy Garvey as his original co-host. In 1988, it was reincarnated with actress Kathie Lee Gifford, and became "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" until 2000. Ripa joined as Philbin's newest co-host in 2001 after Gifford's departure.

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