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Regis Philbin Says Kelly Ripa Was Offended When He Left ‘Live!’

TV icon Regis Philbin made the bombshell claim that his former co-host, Kelly Ripa, was “very offended” when he left the show. “She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn't right for me anymore,” Philbin said. The 85-year-old told Larry King Thursday that Ripa hasn’t spoken to him since he retired in 2011. Philbin co-hosted “Live!” for 28 years and Ripa joined in 2000 following the departure of the original co-host, Kathy Lee Gifford.