Regis Philbin Returning to TV to Host of a New Fox Sports Show 'Crowd Gone Wild'
Jul 17, 2013 03:18 PM EDT | By Dina Exil
Regis Philbin is returning to television.
It's been two years since Philbin announced his departure from ABC morning show, "Live, with Regis and Kelly." The TV personality has landed a new gig as host of the Fox Sports show "Crowd Goes Wild," the New York Post reported.
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"I'm happy to be part of sports TV," the 81-year-old told reporters. "If you look at the ratings, that's what on top. Sports is the biggest hit TV has these days. It's all there on the field, pal."
The show will be live and will revolve around a panel that will be lead by Philbin. Joining Philbin when the show premiers Aug. 19 will be two-time Super Bowl champion defensive lineman Trevor Pryce, journeyman pro tennis player turned standup comedian Michael Kosta, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay and George Thompson, an anchor for Britain's Sky Sports.
"We've got a nice little panel of people together, a lot of friends," Philbin said about the show. "And if a celebrity like George Clooney comes down with a movie, we'll play clips from the movie, but we'll also talk to George, who grew up in Cincinnati, about the sports roots, like if he's still a big Reds fan,"
Philbin enjoyed his two-year break from television.
"I kind of enjoy it though I don't know how much [wife] joy enjoyed it," Philbin said. "There were times when I would get a little antsy, when I wondered what I could or should be doing."
Philbin's last episode of "Live with Regis and Kelly" aired back on November 18, 2011. He had hosted the show for 28 years.
"I'll always remember spending these mornings will all of you," he said during his last show. "Thank you very much for these great years together, God bless you all, and I hope I'll see you again real soon."
Executive producer Michael Davies, who worked with Philbin on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," insist the 82-year-old will fit in fine with a younger audience.
"Every single one of us has a parent or a grandparent who struggles with social media," Davies said. "We're going to frankly have a lot of fun with Regis' struggles with social media."
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