Regis Feels 'Pretty Good' As He Prepares To Exit

Regis Philbin says his fans tell him he made them happy every morning.

But his decades of regular visits with viewers end Friday, when he steps down from the show he co-hosted for 28 years.

He told reporters after Thursday's edition of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" he feels "pretty good." But he notes he may not feel that good next week.

After Friday's sign-off, the 80-year-old Philbin will embark on a book tour for his new memoir, "How I Got This Way."

He says that's fortunate: It'll take his mind off how he'd feel Monday when "Live! With Kelly" goes on the air without him.

Jerry Seinfeld will join Kelly Ripa on Monday as the first of her series of guest co-hosts. A permanent replacement will be named later.

Locally you can watch the final show on Channel 12 Friday morning at 9am.


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    I always liked old Regis; a class act and funny too. He rates up there with Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Milton Berle. I'm betting he already has some other projects to look forward to.
  • by Dark Horse on Nov 18, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Yep...I'd retire too to get away from Kelly Ripa.
  • by obamanot on Nov 18, 2011 at 02:09 AM
    Probably get somebody like micheal moore to fill in for him to attract the lavons of the world.
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      by Common Sense on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM in reply to obamanot
      What a pity, it must really suck to be so consumed by your petty hatred. If Lavon is all you can think about, then YOU LOSE.
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