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Kelly Ripa And Ryan Seacrest Announce Plans To Pay Tribute To Regis Philbin In Special Broadcast

Look Back at Regis Philbin's Career

The hit talk show will be taking a break from its daily agenda to pay tribute to the late on-screen TV personality.

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced plans to pay tribute to the late Regis Philbin in a special broadcast that will be airing on July 31.

On Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa and Seacrest shared their favorite memories of Regis Philbin - even shedding a few tears in between.

Kelly Ripa posted a heartwarming post about Philbin on Instagram, saying:

"We are beyond saddened to learn about the loss of Regis Philbin. He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes everyday on Live for more than 23 years. We were beyond lucky to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire everyday to fill his shoes on the show. We send our deepest love and condolences to his family and hope they can find some comfort in knowing he left the world a better place."

The Tribute of Regis Philbin 

The show plans to pay tribute to the late TV personality with ann updated version of the Regis Farewell Celebration Special that aired on November 8, 2011. The special will consist of a celebration of Philbin's reign on the show and will feature guests, musical tributes and Philbin's perspectives on his journey within the program.

But that's not all - throughout the week, Live will be sharing their favorite Philbin moments on their social media platforms as well as paying tribute to him on TV.

Make sure to tune into the Regis Farewell Celebration Special on July 31 on ABC.

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