Oh man, got some terrible news this morning when I was checking Twitter. Regis Philbin is retiring from Live with Regis and Kelly at the end of this year! I've been a fan of his for 21 years, ever since I was 15. I stumbled across his show by accident. Woke up early one morning, which was very unusual, channel surfed the 2 channels I got and came across Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. I was hooked. I liked the live format; and they were funny. Host chat was great. Regis reminded me of my great uncle.
I watched Regis faithfully every morning for years. If I wasn't around to watch, I'd tape it and watch when I had time. I think I still have the Halloween episode where Regis and Kathie Lee dressed up as each other on tape somewhere. A classic.
Once the kids came along and took over the television I stopped making the time to watch. Once in a while when I remember I'll turn it on.
Anyways, here's what Regis said this morning according to Live with Regis and Kelly's facebook page:
As Philbin stated to the viewers this morning, "This will be my last year on this show. It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here...There is a time that everything must come to an end..." Referring to his remaining time on the show he added, "We'll have a lot of fun between now and then." Click this link http://bit.ly/dhHG3u to send Regis a message.
Morning television just won't be the same without Uncle Regis, as I call him. lol Good luck Regis! We'll miss you!
Regis Philbin Memorabilia