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article imageSeinfeld to fill in for Regis as first 'temporary' co-host

By Susanne Jones     Nov 9, 2011 in Entertainment
New York - Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld will be the first to step into the shoes of Regis Philbin, who is giving up his seat this month as co-host of the popular TV talk show, "Live with Regis and Kelly."
Seinfeld, 57, is spending Nov. 21 to 23 kicking off a game of musical chairs, as celebrities join Kelly Ripa at the helm of the ABC morning show.
Philbin, an Emmy Award-winning show business veteran, retires Nov. 18 from a job he has held for more than 25 years, leaving Ripa in co-host limbo. She came on board a decade ago, replacing Kathie Lee Gifford, after a similar revolving door of guest hosts tested audience reaction and rapport between the two principals.
Executive producer Michael Gelman was pleased with Seinfeld as the inaugural choice, he said, in a statement issued this week:
"Jerry is a great friend of ours, and a friend of Kelly's, and it doesn't hurt that he's an entertainment icon. It's a great way to kick off the new beginning of our show." Seinfeld, who was at the helm of the hit sitcom that bore his name, has spent 2010-11 as the executive producer of the TV series "The Marriage Ref."
"Live with Regis and Kelly" will be renamed "Live with Kelly" until a permanent replacement is found.
Among the other guests expected to step into the shoes of Philbin, 80, are "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall, popular TV chef Jamie Oliver and game show host and comedian Howie Mandel.
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