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Regis Philbin

Michael Strahan's

The Black Me

12/24/2012 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Strahan is doing a helluva job as the new Regis Philbin ... this according to the old Regis Philbin.

The TV legend was leaving Madeo in West Hollywood last night when we asked what he thought of the 6'5", 275 pound NFL stud who took over his spot next to Kelly Ripa back in September.

"I like him," Regis said ... "I think they're pretty good [together]."

Philbin ain't the only one who feels that way -- ratings for "Live with Kelly and Michael" have been booming ever since MS joined the show.

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Moment of Clarity    

Ratings are "booming" now because the majority of daytime viewers are white house wives - with fantasies of big black men. They dream of being in Kelly's position. Getting paid to flirt with a beautiful black beast - and her husband knows! BBC is like crack to white women. Please don't hate me - I only speak the truth.

635 days ago
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c. morgan    

No, Michael actually has talent.

635 days ago
18.

Caddtsrx3    

Regis Regis.....really What a racist jealous statement

635 days ago
19.

Dee    

Michael's good. Kelly...ehhh.....

634 days ago
20.

Marla    

The "Black YOU??".....such an megliomaniac I have never seen---Your EGO far weighs your actual talent..."Reege"......please, just wish him well--and walk away from the biz, already........just sayin....

634 days ago
21.

Barb    

Go Regis! I'd watch your show.; though it would be a tad past your bedtime (and mine). I think you should replace Jay Leno!

634 days ago
22.

grandmom Bonnie    

I stopped watching after Regis left and am once again watching because of Michael. He is down to earth like Regis.

633 days ago
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