You’ve got to hand it to Regis Philbin: he may not be retiring from show business, but he’s leaving his longtime home of “Live with Regis and Kelly” in a blaze of glory. Knowing that he’s a short-timer on the show, he’s been doing a few things that even the wacky Reege never dared to attempt. This morning, he took his shirt off.
Yes, you heard that correctly. The 80-year old host was trying to show guest Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi that the gorilla juiceheads she prefers have nothing on him. And you know what? Ol’ Reege didn’t look half bad! It helps that the man is a fitness fanatic who, even in his later years, still plays tennis and works out constantly. It didn’t even seem like co-host Kelly Ripa was even fazed by the sight of a topless Reege, which makes us wonder how many times this has happened backstage.
The way things are going right now, there’s a chance we could see Reege streaking across the “Live” stage during his final episode, as a final good-bye/kiss-off to the folks at Disney, who he now is saying forced him off the show. Does anyone really want to see that?
Watch Regis go topless here: