According to a new report, Regis Philbin is considering joining his former Live! co-host Kelly Ripa on the program after Michael Strahan exits the show in the coming weeks to instead join the Good Morning America team.
Kelly and Regis in October 2004. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“[Regis] has already been approached. It’s been a bunch of phone tag back and forth. It’s in the very early stages,” a source told Page Six.
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"[Everyone seems] game for trying to get him back. I think he’d have to look at the deal, but he was into it. He was totally positive," the insider continued. Kelly, 45, and Regis, 84, previously co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly from 2001 until Regis' departure from the show in 2011.
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The actor previously spoke out about his hopes of joining Kelly on Live!.
"I would do anything Kelly asked me, legal or illegal," the Stand by Me star told Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview. "I would do illegal things for Kelly that's how much I love her."
"I will tell you I have no idea what they're doing over there on that show, but I will say I will help out Kelly anyway I can. She is the best," Jerry continued.