2011 will mark the end of an era not only for Daytime Television Great Oprah Winfrey, but also veteran Regis Philbin who has just announced his departure from ABC's widely-syndicated LIVE! With Regis & Kelly this year. This will mark his 28th year on the Show, which has seen several co-hosts including Kathy Lee Gifford and currently Kelly Ripa. Philbin will be leaving later this year.
Staying in good humour Philbin joked, "There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera — especially certain old people!".
He definitely will be missed and there still are no announcements to whom will be filling those big shoes belonging to Philbin. This announcement comes as no surprise as health problems including Heart Surgery (2007) and a Hip Replacement (2009) have kept Philbin away from hosting duties recently. And besides, the Man is 79 years-old, he deserves to retire! Kudos - a legend.