Some HUGE Guests Helped Bid Farewell To Regis Philbin This Week


Friday marked Regis Philbin’s last day as host of “Live with Regis and Kelly” — a show he has led, with one co-host or another, for 28 years.

As such, ABC rolled out all the stops to celebrate.

An impressive roster of guests came through during Regis’ last week, spanning the spectrum of both taste and influence.

From one talk show host to another: Jimmy Fallon chats with Regis and Kelly.

The Donald himself paid his respects.

As did legendary crooner Tony Bennett.

Bennett actually performed for Regis to honour his retirement.

Never one to shy away from a camera, Regis gladly hammed it up alongside the singer.

And gave a little show of his own.

They could be brothers!

One of the only other hosts as famous as Regis, David Letterman, cheered him in a different way.

It included a big kiss.

Vice President Joe Biden could probably host an amazing talk show.

But for now, he's settling for a stop on Regis' farewell tour.

Slightly different styles on Bret and Regis there.

On Regis' last day today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by.

And gave him the key to the city!

Don't worry about Kelly too much without Regis.

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