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Regis Philbin Speaks Out About Kelly Ripa Being Blindsided

Regis Philbin Speaks Out About Kelly Ripa Being Blindsided

Regis Philbin is speaking out about Kelly Ripa being blindsided by the departure of Michael Strahan from their morning show Live! with Kelly & Michael.

“They should have told her in the beginning,” the 84-year-old former talk show host told photographers (via TMZ).

Regis was asked if he thinks Kelly got backdoored and he said, “To a degree. I can’t tell because I’m not there. They’re going to be alright. It’ll be fine.”

When asked about Michael‘s move, he said, “He’s great. He was great with the Giants. He was great on our show. He’s doing a lot of stuff. He really is. He’s a real pro and they’re going to use him [at Good Morning America] because they’re in second place right now.”

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  • Synk

    Very rude to treat Kelly in such a manner. She’s right to feel blindsided because she was.

  • BlueBunny

    Kelly Ripa is being a pathetic child. Why is anyone so enthralled with her anyway? She’s nothing.

  • Juicy Lucy

    If she’s “nothing” according to you then why has she been on tv since she was a teenager?
    That doesn’t sound like nothing to me. Sounds like she’s been quite successful.

  • Roberta Davis

    You cared enough to post about her….so your reading up on her…lol. your an ass

  • Conte435

    Abc has treated her horribly. The show’s called

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  • Letty Eballa

    Kelly will be alright. There’s a saying when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Life goes on, just adjust to life.

  • logik69

    That’s rich didn’t Regis blindside Kelly by telling her he was going to retire 20 minutes before the show he was going to announce he was retiring?

    Kelly has every right to be pissed off – it is her name on the show, she has worked very hard to make the show what it is – would you do that to Oprah except of course Oprah wisely is her own boss now. More importantly would they have done that if it had been the other way around or would they have done it to a man in general. Pretty sure the answer is no.

  • Rose Ryan

    They treated her badly, maybe she should quit. That will show them. Only in show business do people think your employer should treat you like a friend. Her name is on the show, but someone else is paying her. So she needs to do her job, even pissed. Employers crap on people all the time, it’s not right, but it’s BUSINESS. They didn’t want the news to get out before they were ready to release it. Micheal could not talk because he’s still their EMPLOYEE. Nothing hard to understand about that.