Will Ryan Seacrest Replace Regis Philbin?

Posted by Katie F. on June 20th, 2011

Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen possible replacements for Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin announced five months ago that he would be leaving “Live With Regis and Kelly,” and now names are being thrown around for his replacement.

Sources close to Disney-ABC Domestic Television say the company has a few different people in mind, including Ryan Seacret and Andy Cohen. Seacrest has plenty of experience hosting “American Idol” and an afternoon radio show based in Los Angeles. Andy Cohen is a Bravo executive and hosts “Watch What Happens: Live.”

In addition to these two, Mark Consuelos is supposedly another option for Philbin’s replacement. He’s married to Kelly Ripa, Regis’ co-host on the show. Both Consuelos and Cohen have recently guest co-hosted the show with Ripa.

Despite all the speculation, Disney-ABC insists that there should be no discussion of a replacement at this point because Regis isn’t leaving the show until November.

“It’s ridiculous at this point to be speculating about who will replace him.”

Category: Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest