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Did 'Contractual Issues' Cause Regis Philbin To Leave Live!???

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Seriously, ABC? This didn't have anything to do with that creepy moment Reg had back in July, did it?

During a recent interview, Regis Philbin opened up about leaving Live!, and he admitted that his impending exit from the show is NOT 100% his decision:

"The contractual issue just never worked out, but I was going to leave before that anyway."

He then added:

"…It's a big mistake, but Regis is moving on."

"I don't want anything lined up yet. I want to have a few moments of peace alone before I get involved with somebody else."

Sorry to hear it, Regis, but we suppose it all worked out since you were going to leave anyway!

We continue to wish U the best, and we'll look forward to hearing your future plans soon!

What do U think? Did Reg WANT to leave Live!?

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10 comments to “Did 'Contractual Issues' Cause Regis Philbin To Leave Live!???”

  1. 1

    Gimme a break ! The old coot is older than Methuselah and has been on TV longer than anyone. Time to pass the keys along. Most people have never had the chance to work past 65 let alone 80. He could have made a graceful exit …. but Regis don't do that !

  2. 2

    if you were familiar with the show,you would know that regis was ready to leave,his wife joy is wanting to move back to cali.where she wants to be near her grandchildren..this was never a secret ..

  3. 3

    um….seriously? the reeg is on NBC
    so bitch @ ABC all u want LOL
    someone doesn't watch LIVE!

  4. 4

    I think he's as old as Bette Midler, time to relax, retire, enjoy the remaining days you have left

  5. 5

    WTF???? ———————————————- "I want to have a few moments of peace alone before I get involved with somebody else."

  6. 6

    Love him. Will miss him. I love that he doesn't get technology, that he gets frustrated like a 'get off my lawn' type of way, he doesn't kiss up to kelly which will happen with the next host. I love that Kelly has to remind him of things and help him pronounce names.
    Just love him.

  7. 7

    The guy is in his 80's…let him retire in peace! Why does everything have to be a potential scandal?? Jeez.

  8. 8

    I really like Regis. Hope he stays around, maybe w/a new show or somethin'…
    In any event, best of luck 2 him!

  9. 9

    He wanted more money, they refused, he left. That's it. No big whoop.

  10. 10

    Re: francontario – Every word of your post is SO true!! And all these kids who don't get it….EVERYONE should be allowed to work doing what they love as long as they can!