Regis Philbin -- I'm Retiring from the Talk Show

1/18/2011 11:14 AM PST

VIDEO: Regis Philbin Retiring from "Live with Regis and Kelly"

Regis Philbin says he's finally ready to give up his talk show gig ... after 28 years on the morning shift.


79-year-old Philbin made the announcement this morning on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

Regis said he'll tape his last show towards the end of the summer -- but he didn't give a specific date.

During his announcement, Regis joked, "There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people."