Regis Philbin Says ABC Forced Him Out

Regis Philbin called in to Detroit’s The Mojo In The Morning and confirmed rumors that leaving the Live!With Regis and Kelly morning TV show wasn’t actually his idea but the network forcing him out. Regis went on the record and stated that contractual issues actually forced him out the door. The 80-year-old TV host says he’s not calling it quits, or retiring, he’s just moving on.

Although Regis currently doesn’t have any jobs lined up, he expressed an interest in making a return to television preferably prime time.ABC has yet to announce who will be replacing the iconic TV host.

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