Regis Philbin to Retire From His Weekday Talk Show

6:25 AM PST 01/18/2011 by Georg Szalai
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The broadcast veteran said on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on Tuesday that he will step down around the end of the summer.

NEW YORK - Regis Philbin said Tuesday that he is retiring from his weekday talk show.

Regis, 79, made the announcement at the start of Tuesday morning's Live With Regis and Kelly, the AP reported.

He has hosted the show for a quarter-century, most recently with Kelly Ripa.

Philbin said he would be stepping down from the show around the end of the summer.

Former morning co-host Kathie Lee Gifford said in a statement, "I'm thrilled for Regis. Although he'll never retire, I think his most enjoyable days are ahead of him and I hope I'm a part of them."



 

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