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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Regis Philbin retiring from 'Live with Regis and Kelly!' (Video)

TV host Regis Philbin felt that he had a long joyful run of entertaining people and now it's time to retire from his morning talk show, “Live with Regis and Kelly”, announced on Tuesday morning (January 18)
Regis said, "It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here. And it was the biggest thrill of my life." and joked, “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”
His co-host Kelly Ripa said,  "I think I can only speak for America and all of us here when I say it has been a pleasure and a privilege and a dream come true. And I wish I could do something to change your mind."
Regis will be turning 80 in August and the date of his retirement is not set yet.

Philbin was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the most on-air television hours ever,  16,100 hours.

At that age, it just right to enjoy and relax but many will surely miss him!

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Chris Taus said...

Regis was one of the best - and one of the last - great all-around broadcasters. Announcer, side-kick, pitchman, emcee, game show host, sportscaster, newscaster - he did it all and did it well. He is also one of the last to have worked his way up in the medium and to perfect his craft along the way. Now broadcast executives care more about name recognition than talent and experience. An era is ending.

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