Regis Philbin Announces Retirement from Live

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After more than two decades of waking up with America - first with Cyndy Garvey, then Kathie Lee Gifford and, for the last 10 years, Kelly Ripa - Regis Philbin announced today that he would be leaving daytime television.

"This will be my last year on this show," said the 79-year old, not specifying an end date and joking: "There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera. Especially certain old people."

Ripa will remain on the morning show and replied to this announcement on-air with:

"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 [working with you], And I wish I could do something to change your mind."

Now, the question becomes: who should replace Regis?

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Maybe they should do a whole new show because lets be real Kelly can't carry a show on her own

Saad702

maybe its should be kelly's husband. That would be a gud idea. Husband and wife duo. How american. Altho thngs wil neva be d same again without regis!!