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Regis Philbin to step down on Nov. 18

by jmaloni
Tue, Sep 6th 2011 03:30 pm

This morning, "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" co-host Regis Philbin announced that his last day on the program will be Friday, Nov. 18.

Philbin made the announcement live on the air during today's "Host Chat" segment. Philbin and co-host Kelly Ripa kicked off the home stretch of their partnership this week, the final months before Philbin leaves the top morning show. "LIVE" is marking the departure of the Emmy-winning host with the "Regis Farewell Celebration Season," a heartfelt, not-to-be-missed commemoration of Philbin's years on the show.

Philbin took "LIVE" from its early days as a local New York City program to its present-day status as one of the most successful talk shows ever in daytime television. The "Regis Farewell Celebration Season" is a tribute to the iconic co-host who has helmed the program from the very beginning. Throughout the fall, "LIVE" will showcase Philbin's top moments, classic memories many viewers will remember and the most entertaining highlights from the past 28 seasons.

Favorite guests will return for one last sit down with the one-of-a-kind team of Philbin and Ripa, sharing their personal recollections of years of visits to the show. In addition, dozens of celebrities have chimed in to send special messages and remember the times they've shared on "LIVE" with the indefatigable host.

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