Regis Philbin Begs Kathie Lee Gifford to Take Him Back 19 Years After They Parted Ways

"He's itching to get back in the game!"

Musty geezer Regis Philbin is begging old pal Kathie Lee Gifford to put their act back together again, insiders dished!

The once-dynamic duo ruled morning TV with their syndicated show Live! from 1988 to 2000, and Reege then added another 11 years to his reign — the last ten of which he spent co-hosting with Kelly Ripa.

But the daytime dinosaur quit in 2011 over a salary dispute, and now 87-year-old Regis is anxious to get back into action!

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