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Video: Jimmy Fallon Sings Farewell Song to Regis Philbin on 'Live'

November 15, 2011 (2:56 am) GMT
As 80-year-old Philbin is set to leave 'Live with Regis and Kelly' this week, Neil Patrick Harris is tapped to join Kelly Ripa as a guest host from November 28 until December 2.

In Regis Philbin's last week on "Live with Regis and Kelly", stopped by to bid his farewell to the senior host. The "" presenter serenaded Philbin to the tune of "It's Only Just Begun" with adjusted lyrics on Monday, November 14.

"Why do you have to leave? You're only sixty-three," Fallon expressed his feeling before mentioning Philbin's correct age. "What's that, he's 80? Good lord." The young host then traced back Philbin's TV career, "He started out at as a page on NBC, from Joey Bishop into Kathie Lee [Gifford]... I'll miss all those things you said."

Toward the end of the performance, Fallon imitated Philbin when he yelled at Gellman about being on the cover of Newsweek. Asked why he chose to express his tribute in a song, Fallon said, "Well because you are Regis and you are amazing."

Philbin will host "Live" for the last time on Friday, November 18 after almost 30 years. To fill in his shoes, has just been tapped to co-host the daytime talk show along with regular host on November 28 - December 2. Previously, Jerry Seinfeld has been selected for the same guest-hosting gig on November 21 - 23.



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