Regis Philbin, ready or not, will retire in November. After 28 years hosting “Live! With Regis and [insert name here, currently ‘Kelly’],” the 80-year-old talker is moving on.
Monday (Sept. 5), the Emmy-winning show kicked off the “Regis Farewell Celebration Season,” inviting fans to send in video tributes and photos of themselves holding signs reading “Regis” or “Smile” (the latter is a reference to the “Regis You Make Me Smile” segment).
The show also plans to run clips of some of the show’s funniest moments from the last few decades, according to the Inquisitor, and welcome some of Reeg’s favorite stars — like Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill (really?) and Tom Selleck — to bid him goodbye.
For anyone considering a video tribute, the assignment is easy: Just create a clip letting “Regis know what he means to you.” Then submit it via the show’s official website.
Regis’ replacement, by the way, is still undecided though Philbin himself said recently that he’d like to see “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron take his place.