ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿After 28 years, Regis Philbin is retiring from the daytime television game. Â Apparently even co-host Kelly Ripa had no idea, since Regis was afraid the news would leak and therefore didn’t tell anyone until fifteen minutes before he announced it on television. Â So now the speculation has started about who will replace the talk show legend when he leaves for good next summer.
Larry King has offered to fill in for a few weeks (hopefully that’s a joke), but some have hinted at possibilities for a permanent replacement. Â Martin Short seems to be high on the list, as he’s been a guest host in the past and was popular with the audience, but other names that have been mentioned as possibilities are Jerry Seinfeld, and Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos.