Regis Philbin Retiring from His Show ‘Live’
Regis Philbin, who at one time was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the man with the most number of hours on TV is hanging up his hosting duties.
Morning show lifer Regis Philbin will soon be able to sleep in.
Philbin announced he was retiring from television on Tuesday morning's "Live With Regis and Kelly."
Philbin, 79, has hosted the show for more than a quarter century, most recently with Kelly Ripa, and previously with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Philbin said he would step down around the end of the summer, but didn't specify a departure date.
Regis has hosted "Live" for 28 years now. He started hosting shows on TV in 1962 filling in for Steve Allen on "The Tonight Show" and he has been hosting shows ever since. Well at 79, i think he deserves a break but we sure will miss seeing him every morning!!