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REPORTRegis Philbin Considering Returning to ‘Live!’ Alongside Kelly Ripa


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.

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Kelly and Regis in October 2004.

“[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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