Regis Philbin will bid farewell to "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Nov. 18, the longtime host announced today.

"Last January I made the announcement that I'll be moving on," Philbin said, "but I never gave you an exact date. So I'm pushing it back five years — just kidding! Just kidding!

"The date is Friday, November 18 – but don't worry, the show goes on. Kelly will begin trying out new co-hosts, just like I did 11 years ago when I found her."

Philbin will wrap up 28 seasons on the ayem talker. Highlights of his run will air over the next two months as part of the ongoing “Regis Farewell Celebration Season.

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