The day has come. Regis Philbin has taken a seat alongside Kelly Ripa on Live for the last time. At his farewell press conference yesterday, he reflected on his exit.
"I feel pretty good," he said. "I'm not saying I'm gonna feel as good on Monday down there in Miami, but right now... I wasn't looking forward to this moment."
"You never are in your life - especially when you're leaving a success that you worked your tail off to make, and it's here. And why not hang around and enjoy it?"
"But I have and its time really to move on."
So what's next for the 80-year-old?
"I don't know. I have nothing, don't know what is coming," he said. "I think reality [TV] is a phrase, it's not the truth. But you know, it entertains a lot of people."
But more importantly lingering on the public's mind, including Kelly Ripa's, is who replace the daytime legend, or at least fill the seat he occupied for so long.
"Frankly I'd like to stay out of it. I don't wanna disappoint other people looking for the job," Philbin says. "Kelly is a great little storyteller in her own right."
"I tell ya, its not as easy as it looks, this cohosting thing. It just wasn't for me. So we'll see what happens, I'm interested myself to see who gets it."
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