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Howard Stern Claims Regis Philbin Was Excluded From 'Live' Show With Kelly Ripa Forcefully

Date October 22, 2019

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa had been a professional union for 11 years, working as co-hosts for Live! with Regis & Kelly. Philbin is considered to be the creator of the show which he had hosted since 2001 with Kathie Lee Gifford before Ripa took her position.

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However, in 2011, Regis shocked the viewers by announcing he is leaving, prompting rumors that he and Kelly were not getting along.

Why Regis Philbin left ‘Live'?

Howard Stern talked with Jimmy Kimmel for one of his XM show’s episodes where the two decided to discuss Regis Philbin and his departure from Live! with Regis & Kelly.

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Stern noted that it’s strange that Philbin has never appeared on the series even ones since 2011. Kimmel responded by saying that it looks like everyone has abounded him, adding that the 88-year-old probably doesn’t even want to be a part of the show anymore.

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Stern commented:

Kelly, I don’t think likes Regis. That’s the thing. They have a war. I think it is true, and I think she would say that it’s true.

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The radio host claimed that Regis ‘didn’t leave on his own accord’ as he and Kelly had ‘issues.’ He said:

They don’t talk or anything as far as I know. I thought it was an issue where Kelly felt that she should’ve been told by Regis that he was leaving the show.

What does Regis Philbin do in 2019? He hasn’t done much since leaving Live! with Regis & Kelly. Moreover, the 88-year-old is reportedly in ‘a bad shape’ but he still wants to come back if his health allows him to.

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