In an interview posted Wednesday by Larry King Now, Regis Philbin revealed that he hasn't stayed in touch with her since he left the show in 2011.
"She got very offended when I left," he told King. "She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn't right for me anymore."
Philbin said he still misses hosting, although he says he hasn't been invited back. As for coming back to TV in general, he said it would depend on the commitment required of him.
Her most recent co-host,
"I've been there long enough to understand how she reacts to things," said Strahan. "The only thing that surprised me was the stance that was taken, as if I was a selfish person leaving and abandoning someone, which just wasn't the case."
He added that he told her three months before his planned exit.
Contributing: Associated Press
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