Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford are back together again. This time the stars of Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee have come together on NBC’s Today Show after spending 15 years apart.
Kathie Lee Gifford stars alongside Hoda Kotb on the fourth hour of Today each morning. Regis Philbin was just named a contributor to the fourth hour of the show.
“Regis brings his legendary charm and humor each time he visits Today,” Tammy Filler, the co-executive producer of Today, said in a statement. “His energy is infectious, and when Regis is around, you never know what will happen.”
No stranger to the Today Show, Regis Philbin has appeared on the morning show several times in the past few months. He was a huge hit in Today The Musical–a sing-along that aired back in December.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 9, 2015
When Kathie Lee Gifford left Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee back in 2000, Regis Philbin brought in Kelly Ripa as his co-host. When he retired, the show became Live! With Kelly and Michael, with Michael Strahan serving as Kelly Ripa’s sidekick. Ripa and Philbin have lost touch since he retired from the show.
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) July 9, 2015
During a segment on Thursday’s Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb appeared in a skit with Philbin announcing his upcoming appearances on the show.
“Reg, what are you doing here?” Gifford exclaimed when Regis Philbin was seen tending bar.
“I’ve got a job here!” he replied.
“We thought [he] would be the perfect person to join our motley crew: Regis Philbin is joining the fourth hour,” Hoda Kotb said.
“I wish we could have him every day, but he’s very busy,” Kathie Lee Gifford added.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 9, 2015
What’s your take on Regis Philbin joining Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as a fourth-hour contributor on Today?
Regis Philbin is 83 years old.