At Comic-Con on Thursday, Gifford's daughter Cassidy, an actress who appears in The Gallows, told ET that she's thrilled for her mom and Philbin to collaborate again. "He's like the Midas touch," she said. "Anything he touches turns to gold."
Kotb and Gifford made the special announcement about their new contributor on Thursday in a bar setting in which Philbin played the part of their bartender.
Philbin and Gifford ended their 15-year on-screen partnership on Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee in 2000, with Kelly Ripa taking Gifford's place on the newly titled Live! With Regis and Kelly. He continued to serve as the co-host of Live! until 2011. Since then, Philbin has certainly not been a stranger to viewers, having made multiple appearances on Today and other programs since his departure from Live!
In fact, with all of his on-air time, Philbin holds the Guiness World Record for most hours spent in front of a TV camera.