We’re sure it isn’t the first time Regis Philbin has bared his chest on TV, but it’s just one of those sights that has a way of burning its way into the retinas. On Thursday’s (Oct. 27) “Live with Regis and Kelly,” Philbin totally called the bet when “Jersey Shore” regular Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi dared him to take off his shirt to emulate one of her beloved Guidos.

Snooki was on hand to promote her new (and, scarily enough, second) book, “Confessions of a Guidette,” in which the pickle-loving — and often pickled — MTV reality star shares her secrets for “smushable makeup” and advice “for friggin’ owning it.”

To help Reeg and Kelly Ripa Snookify themselves, the self-described “meatball,” brought them each a gift. She gave Kelly a leopard-print scarf and brought Reeg a skinny sharkskin tie, suggesting that he needed to rock it without a shirt.

Unfortunately, the outgoing host took her up on the offer. The rest is history.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson