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Regis Philbin Doesn't Stay in Touch With Kelly Ripa

Melinda Barton | 17 February, 2017, 00:41

TV personality Regis Philbin says former "Live!" co-host Kelly Ripa hasn't spoken to him since his departure from the show in 2011. When Philbin left the broadcast he had been on the air for 28 years. When asked if he still keeps in touch with Kelly, Regis said, "Not really, no".

Philbin added that Live has "never once" asked him to return to the program, which he hosted for almost 30 years before his retirement. "She thought I was leaving because of her", Philbin said of Ripa. "I was leaving because I was getting older and it was not right for me anymore".

Did Ripa take his departure personal? "That was [years] ago".

When quizzed by King whether he remained in contact with Kelly, Philbin replied, "Not really, no".

Regis was the co-host of the show from 1988-2011.

When asked if he would consider being the face of another talk show, Philbin had many questions.

Kelly Ripa is hosting "Live with Kelly" on her own - for now.

Philbin said he still misses hosting.

On his final show, Philbin told Ripa as they walked down the hallway to the studio for their final show together, "Every morning, I'll think about this". Would it be every night? "I do miss it".

As you probably already know, Regis is not the only co-host who has a broken relationship with Kelly. "But, you know, I just figured it was time to let go". "I learned a lot from her, though", Strahan said in September, according to People.