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It was just announced this afternoon that -- coming this Spring -- "The Price Is Right" contestants will no longer be invited to "come on down" by media legend Bob Barker, according to both TMZ.com and Entertainment Tonight.
After 35 years as the host of "The Price Is Right," Bob Barker will be retiring from TV at the end of this season in May 2007, ending his reign as TV's longest continuous game show host.
At age 82, Barker holds the record of being the oldest man ever to host a game show, and the oldest man ever to host a weekday television program since the inception of network television. Barker is now in his 50th consecutive year on television (network or syndication).
"We knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier," said Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation. "Bob Barker is a daytime legend, an entertainment icon and one of the most beloved television personalities of our time. His contribution and loyalty to this Network is immeasurable."
Several generations of fans would agree.
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Tuesday, October 31, 2006,