18 September 2012 8:09 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Regis Philbin is coming back to daytime. The former "Live!" host will be a recurring guest on Rachael Ray's show, it was announced Tuesday.

"I can't tell you how excited I am that Regis will be a recurring special guest on our show this season," Ray said in a statement. "Regis has been a close friend of the show and a close friend of mine for years and it'll be a blast having him on the team."

Philbin will appear alongside Ray for the entire hour once a month. He starts the new gig next Monday. In a new interview with USA Today, he said that he couldn't pass up the opportunity. "I'm not gonna say I don't want to do your show!" he said. "I think it's fun. I spent my whole life doing this."

Philbin insisted that he was not retiring when he left "Live!" after 28 years last fall. »

- Katherine Fung

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Piers Morgan
"The View" (1997)
Betty White (I)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners