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Regis Philbin Announces He's Retiring From Television!!!!

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The end of an era is here.

This morning, Regis Philbin made the official announcement on Live! with Regis and Kelly that this season would be his last on the program. He's finally decided to retire.

Facing his dedicated audience of almost three decades, he expressed his sincerest thanks to those who have stuck with him through the years and explained the joy that has been his time on the show. He told his audience:

"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. And it was the biggest thrill of my life. There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people."

Ha! Still a charmer after all this time. Regis explained that his exit will be coming towards the end of the summer or in the fall. When it was time for his co-host, Kelly Ripa to say a few words, she 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."

Everyone's going to sorely miss you Reg, but it's time you take a rest. You surely earned it!

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14 comments to “Regis Philbin Announces He's Retiring From Television!!!!”



  1. 1

    He's 179 and should retire and take some personal time.



  2. 2

    Wow this maybe the first I've read here that doesn't ramble about gays



  3. 3

    He's had a nice long run. Everyone deserves to enjoy their retirement! :)



  4. 4

    maybe kelly's out-of-work-always-available-to-sit-in hubby can replace him?? NOT!



  5. 5

    LOVE him! A real class act!



  6. 6

    OMG, I saw Charlie Sheen's profile on millionair-e personals site WealthyFish. c 000om, he seems to be fond of online dating scene!



  7. 7

    aww :-( he's so funny. im so sad



  8. 8

    Its about time!



  9. 9

    Hmmnnnn….wonder if this leaves door open for Kelly's Husband, Mark to join the cast !



  10. 10

    Take Gilman with you.



  11. 11

    Say it ain't so Regis.
    Thank you for amny years of fun & laughs Regis.
    I wish you all the best for whatever you decide to do with you time.



  12. 12

    Class gentleman all the way. He will be missed. Time to relax and smell the roses Regis.



  13. 13

    awww ill miss watching him on live with regis&kelly, but he deserves to relax and enjoy himself! good luck regis!



  14. 14

    finally.