Regis Philbin Did Have a 'LIVE!' Reunion With Kelly Ripa Despite Claiming He Was 'Never Once' Asked Back

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Turns out, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa did have a LIVE! reunion after all.
During an interview with Larry King on Tuesday, Philbin claimed that he was "never once" asked to return to the show after his departure in 2011, but he actually did appear on the show in October 2015, just not as a guest host.
In the talk show’s 2015 Halloween special, the 85-year-old TV personality was greeted by Ripa, who exclaimed, "I knew you wouldn't be able to stay away!"
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Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC, which produces LIVE!, reiterated in a statement to ET that Philbin has never been shunned from the show. "It was wonderful to have Regis on the show for our 2015 Halloween special," Davis said. "He’s also been invited back several times as a guest and, in fact, was confirmed for a date but was not able to make it at the time."

During his recent interview with King, Philbin also confessed that he and Ripa, 46, don't really keep in touch, suggesting that she was upset over his exit in 2011.
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her,” Philbin claimed of Ripa, who still hosts the show. “I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn’t right for me anymore.”

Hopefully the former co-hosts get back in touch, and maybe even have another reunion soon!