Gifford and Kotb made the announcement this morning.
“Regis brings his legendary charm and humor each time he visits Today,” show co-EP Tammy Filler said dryly in this morning’s news.
Philbin and Gifford hosted Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years, ending their on-screen partnership in 2000. Philbin served as host of Live! for nearly three decades, and broke the Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera, including a gig as host of ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire. More recently, he’s has made multiple appearances on Today in recent months – remember that starring role in in Today the Musical?