Regis Philbin talked to Larry King on Larry King Now this week and opened about the fact that the TV icon and Kelly Ripa have not remained close since he left Live! When King asked whether the two keep in touch, Philbin answered “not really, no.”
He also said that since he left, they’ve “never asked him back,” not even to co-host a single day.
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her,” he said. “I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn’t right for me anymore.” Philbin left the show 11 years ago.
For what it’s worth, Ripa also wasn’t pleased with Michael Strahan when it was announced he would be leaving the show for Good Morning America, and took a few days off.
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