Regis Philbin New Show: 'Just a Guy Showing Up' on the Rachael Ray Show

By Mstarz reporter | Sep 19, 2012 02:10 PM EDT
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Just when we thought Regis Philbin quit day time television, he was announced as the Rachael Ray show's new monthly co-host.  He had quit "Live! With Regis and Kelly" last November and only recently was his position filled by Michael Strahan, resulting in "Live! With Kelly and Michael"  

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Philbin told USA Today that this new gig is not going to be a daily show like "Live! With Regis and Kelly." He also emphasized that his role is not that big on the show.

"I'm not a co-host, I'm just a guy showing up on her show once a month. I love the idea. It's fun to be back on TV when you don't have to do it every day. I'm not gonna say I don't want to do your show! I think it's fun. I spent my whole life doing this," the 81-year-old said.

He was with his former daytime show for 28 seasons, racking up over 17,000 hours on television.  He currently holds the Guinness world-record for the most hours on U.S. television.

He also doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.  

His first "Rachael Ray" appearance will begin on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

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