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'Millionaire' host Regis Philbin sets record for most hours in front of camera

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MUMBAI: Regis Philbin, the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on ABC in the US, is in the Guinness World Records for having spent the most amount of time in front of the camera.

He has spent 15,188 hours before TV cameras. A report in The New York Post added that Philbin broke former NBC/ ABC newsman Hugh Downs' record of 10,511 hours, which had been compiled in 1997.

Philbin's first TV job was back in 1958. This means that he has spent around 330 hours in front of cameras every year since then. An AP report adds that Philbin turn 73 next week. He has hosted the syndicated Live since 1985. His co-host is now Kelly Ripa. Previously it was Kathy Lee Gifford.

In the 1960s he was a part of ABC's The Joey Bishop Show. 

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