Philbin to Stand In for Clark on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Talk show host and host of failed Who Wants to be a Millionaire Regis Philbin will host Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 as Dick Clark, who suffered a mild stroke last week, will heed the advice of his doctor's and skip this year's festivities. This will be the first time in 32 years, Clark hasn't hosted the event.
In a statement, Clark said, "I'm so glad that Regis hadn't yet made any New Year's plans. It'll feel strange watching it on TV but my doctors felt it was too soon. I'm sure Regis will do a great job and I'm thankful that he was able to step in on such short notice."