Regis Philbin's last day on Live with Regis and Kelly will be Friday, Nov. 18, he announced on Tuesday's show.
"Last January, I made the announcement that I'll be moving on, but I never gave you an exact date," he said. "So I'm pushing it back five years. Just kidding."
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Philbin, 80, has co-hosted Live
for 28 years and said in January
he planned to leave the show by fall.
His replacement has not been named yet, but Ryan Seacrest
, Andy Cohen
and Mark Consuelos
— Kelly Ripa
's husband — are reportedly the top three candidates
. Philbin said Ripa will be trying out new co-hosts, just as he did with her 11 years ago when the actress was selected to replace Kathie Lee Gifford
"She's looking forward to some new, young, hot stud," Philbin joked.