It’s the end of an era if you love daytime TV. Regis Philbin announced on his show Live With Regis and Kelly this morning that he’ll be stepping down from his hosting gig this summer.
The man is 79 years old and he’s been hosting the show for over 25 years and he holds a Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera; it’s about time he takes a freaking break.
The only way he could make more of a dent in pop culture at this point is if he takes Hugh Hefner’s retirement from having relationships with entire harems as a cue to take up the tradition himself – hey, you saw what he did when Nicki Minaj stopped by his show. Don’t tell me ol’ Reege wouldn’t enjoy being followed around by three busty blondes all day long. I may be wrong, but I’m just saying, it could happen.
Source: Hollywood Reporter