AceShowbiz - %cRegis Philbin% opens up on %cKelly Ripa%'s bad blood with him after he decided to step down from ABC's "Live!" show. When asked by %cLarry King% if he kept in touch with his former co-host, the 85-year-old media personality revealed, "not really, no."
"She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her," Philbin explained. "I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn't right for me anymore." He also said that he was never once asked to guest co-host on the show.
Asked if he wanted to return to TV, he replied, "I don't know. How often would it be? Would it be every night? Every day? I do miss it. There are times when I really miss it and wish I'd never stopped. But, you know, I just figured it was time to let go."
After Philbin's departure in 2011, %cMichael Strahan% later joined Ripa but the former athlete abruptly left her last year and move to "Good Morning America". She has since been hosting the show with guest co-hosts and is seemingly in no hurry to find a new partner.