Regis Philbin has come to Kelly Ripa‘s rescue following drama surrounding Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan‘s sudden departure.
Though some reports claim the TV veteran pulled the same stunt on Ripa just five years prior, Philbin slammed ABC network for keeping the his former coworker in the dark.
“[Michael] Gelman, you know. . .I don’t want to know. I know what it is. They should have told her in the beginning,” he shared with photographers Thursday afternoon.