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Regis Philbin Returning To Host TV… With A New Woman!

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Regis! You trickster!

Regis Philbin is swearing up and down that he made the point when he was leaving his show with Kelly Ripa that he was NOT retiring… but we're pretty sure everyone was under that impression!

Either way, he's baaaaack, and back with a new woman!

Regis is joining… Rachael Ray's Kitchen!!

Way to serve up some, WHAAT NOW!?

He went on the record this week to announce his new gig, saying:

"I'm not working that much, but I'm out there. When the call came from Rachael Ray to come in once a month as a recurring co-host, he figured why not. I'm not gonna say I don't want to do your show! I think it's fun. I spent my whole life doing this. I'm not a co-host, I'm just a guy showing up on her show once a month. I love the idea. It's fun to be back on TV when you don't have to do it every day. It's not the every-morning burden."

True that, Reege! Sleeping in after all those years must be amazeballs!

We're just glad you'll be back on TV, even somewhat regularly!

Here's what he had to say about Rachel specifically:

"I like her a lot. I've done her show a number of times. She has followed my show here in New York at 10. She has become a friend. (My wife) Joy and I have been to her home. She and her husband John have been to ours. She's a little dynamo."

And all of this is happening, despite the fact that Regis says he can't cook:

“No, I'm not a cook. I can make a sandwich. To pieces of bread and you lay a little cheese or something on there. Add some mustard. Bang! I've made some lunch!

"I would love to let her teach me that I could cook here at home and really surprise my wife."

You can't ever take TV away from Regis Philbin. We've known that, deep down, for the longest time — and this just proves it.

Good luck, Reege!

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Regis Philbin Returning To Host TV… With A New Woman!”

  1. 1

    Regis didn't quit, he was PUSHED OUT! He wanted more money and ABC wouldn't pay him, so he acted like he was going to leave so ABC would give him the money he wanted. They gave him his hat and said bye-bye! Regis thought others would pick him up, but they didn't. He had to repair a bunch of bridges, especially after Kelly did just fine without him.
    Rachel Ray is boring as hell.

  2. 2

    Regis and Kathie Lee would be TV Gold again. Love those two together.

  3. 3

    Love Regis and doing a once a month gig sounds good, since he has earned this time off.

  4. Bob says – reply to this


    I wish he had never left Ripa. I swore if they selected Michael Sheehan, I'd never watch it again, and I haven't. He is not the right one for that job……………you need a Martin Short, Sam Champion, and the SNL fellow. I don't think he'll last anyway.

  5. amirtha08 says – reply to this


    Yes, I think Regis and Kathie Lee would be so good. I don't really care about Rachel Ray. Regis was with CBS not ABC. Mybe Kelly did just fine without Regis, but I watch Regis & Kelly Ripa because of Regis. Now since Regis is not there anymore I am not interested in watching that show anymore. Kelly Ripa is so stiff.