Regis Philbin stepped down from “Live” in November 2011 after nearly 30 years of hosting the morning show. He had worked with then-co-host Kelly Ripa for a dozen years, but Ripa tells the Hollywood Reporter that they haven’t really kept in touch since his departure.
“I haven’t seen him, no,” says Ripa.
But she does say that current co-host Michael Strahan has a lot in common with her former morning show partner in crime.
“Well, they’re both incredible storytellers. They are both fiercely competitive, and they’re both incredible football players,” says Ripa. Presumably, the last part is a good-natured joke, though Philbin’s Notre Dame fandom is well known.