Regis Philbin on David Letterman: 'He's been great to me'

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Regis Philbin on David Letterman: 'He's Been Great to Me'

It's safe to say Regis Philbin and David Letterman know each other pretty well at this point -- after all, Regis has appeared on Dave's "Late Show" a grand total of 57 times.

Ahead of his "Late Late Show" interview with Dave scheduled for Tuesday, Regis revealed just how much their friendship means to him.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Regis Philbin arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on July 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 03: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on January 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Regis Philbin appears on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Regis Philbin tells the Late Show audience that he was kissed on the lips by David Letterman when Letterman appeared earlier in the week on Philbin's show. Regis Philbin was Dave's guest on the Late Show with David Letterman on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John P. Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Television Personality Regis Philbin visits 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on October 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on set during Regis Philbin's Final Show of 'Live! with Regis & Kelly' at the Live with Regis & Kelly Studio on November 18, 2011 in New York New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Regis Philbin on set during Regis Philbin's Final Show of 'Live! with Regis & Kelly' at the Live with Regis & Kelly Studio on November 18, 2011 in New York New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: Television Personality Regis Philbin visits 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
Regis Philbin signs a large poster copy of his TV Guide cover in which he is dressed as Major Nelson from 'I Dream of Jeannie' (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Regis Philbin at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, New York (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
385178 07: Talk show host Regis Philbin and new co-host Kelly Ripa speak to the audience during a broadcast of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' February 5, 2001 in New York City. Ripa, who is known for her role on ABC's soap opera 'All My Children' replaces Kathie Lee Gifford who left the show in July 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)
07/28/00 New York City Kathie Lee Gifford's final performance on TV's 'Live with Regis & Kathie Lee' at ABC studios. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Regis Philbin during Regis Philbin Signs His New Book 'I'm Only One Man' - September 12, 1995 at B. Dalton Bookstore in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Regis Philbin during Revlon's Unforgettable Women of 1990 at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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"Actually, I've been going on that show for almost 20 years now, at least 22 years. And he's been great to me. And every time that I have needed him, he has been there," Regis Philbin said on "The Late Late Show."

Regis recalled when he underwent heart bypass surgery in 2007, a procedure Dave had gone through seven years before. Regis told "Late Late Show" guest Martin Short that Dave took care of his hospital arrangements and was there for him throughout the entire process, telling him everything was going to be fine.

Move over Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez - Regis Philbin and David Letterman are officially our new favorite celebrity BFFs.

The awesome besties are going to be reunited on a CBS late night show once again. Dave is scheduled to make a rare appearance on "The Late Late Show" Tuesday as Regis guest hosts the show for the second night in a row. We can't wait to see how their visit goes down.

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