What is Regis Philbin doing now?
After announcing his departure from his long-running daytime talk show Live with Regis and Kelly in 2011, the beloved star has kept somewhat of a low profile.
The 85-year-old has been racking up entries on his IMDB page since he left the show, and he's had guest appearances on hit shows like Jack & Jill, Hot in Cleveland, New Girl, The Odd Couple, and Uncle Grandpa. But he couldn't stay away from his favorite gig — being a TV host — for long!
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Back in January, Regis joined The Hallmark Channel for a week, hosting its talk show Home & Family, Fox News reported. He also stepped up when Today show host Hoda Kotb left for maternity leave, reuniting with his longtime co-host Kathie Lee Gifford back in March.
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But the most heartbreaking thing that's come to light since Regis stepped out of the spotlight six years ago is his deteriorating relationship with Kelly Ripa. During an appearance on Larry King Now, he said that he hasn't really spoken to Kelly since he left the show.
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her,” Philbin said. “I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn’t right for me anymore.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Regis through the years!
Regis signed this portrait of himself.