Regis Philbin fanned the flames of gossip that tend to surround Kelly Ripa’s morning show “Live with Kelly,” where Philbin and Ripa worked together for 10 years back when the show was called “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
Philbin revealed during an interview Tuesday on “Larry King Now” that his relationship with Ripa has been strained since Philbin exited the show in 2011.
“Asked by King if he keeps in touch with Ripa, Philbin responded, ‘Not really, no,’” People reports, adding: “Despite being the face of the talk show for 28 years, Philbin, 85, revealed that he has not been asked back since leaving: ‘Never once did they ask me to go back.’”
Philbin said during the interview: “She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. … I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn’t right for me anymore.”
Philbin said he has not heard from Ripa since he left the show.