November 9th, 2011
01:13 PM ET
As “Live! With Regis and Kelly” co-host Regis Philbin gets ready to retire next week, Kelly Ripa has committed to five more years with the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Kelly’s signed a “lucrative” five-year deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will go into effect next fall. The additional five years will give Ripa, 41, a total of 16 fun-filled years with “Live!” How time flies.
Execs are looking to fill 80-year-old Philbin's spot as co-host on the morning chat show, but a source tells THR that "No decision has been made yet."
Personalities reportedly considered include Ryan Seacrest and Bravo's Andy Cohen.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves - Ripa's current co-host still has another week! Philbin will have a star-studded send-off, with next week's guests including David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon and his old partner, Kathie Lee Gifford.
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