Dr. Phil honored with star on the Walk of Fame

Dr. Phil has been honored with star on the Walk of Fame after more than two decades at the top of the daytime television game. 

The Chamber of Commerce presented Dr. Phil McGraw with the 2,688th star during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

Country music singer-songwriter Ronnie Dunn and movie mogul Tyler Perry took to the podium to present the plaque and pay tribute to the TV icon. 

He was surrounded by his beloved family, including his proud wife Robin, who planted a sweet kiss on him during the celebration. 

His eldest son Jay, who is a writer, producer and the CEO of Stage 29 Productions attended along with his wife Erica Dahm and their two children Avery and London.

Dr. Phil's younger son Jordan wasn't able to attend the ceremony - the popular musician is current on tour in Paris with the Jonas Brothers. 

His friends including actress Kathy Bates, Sheryl Underwood, Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon and CBS television executive Carla Pennington were also in the crowd along with many fans.  

Proud moment: Dr. Phil McGraw was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on Friday and was joined by his wife Robin

Proud moment: Dr. Phil McGraw was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on Friday and was joined by his wife Robin

Proud moment: Dr. Phil McGraw was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Friday and was joined by his wife Robin

Taking to the podium, Dr. Phil first thanked his devoted wife Robin, telling the crowd: 'She’s believed in me for 46 years. She is not just an observer she’s such a vital part of that show.'

He also thanked the 'O factor' - Oprah - for mentoring him over the years and helping to move his career forward, noting: 'There would be no Dr. Phil without Oprah.'

He also praised television producer Carla Pennington, who has been working with him 'since the very beginning' and gave a shout out to 'the best team in television'.

He ended his speech by issuing sage advice to the crowd, saying: 'Star in your own life and drink it in. I am taking my own advice and I am drinking it in.'

After the ceremony, he told DailyMail.com exclusively: ' One of the first things I remember about is the Walk of Fame from when I was 10 or 12-years-old. I remember seeing it in a movie from Fred Astaire or somebody. And, us being not from , it just is one of those things that is a real legacy and to be part of it is really amazing. So, we had a lot of fun with it.

Big moment: Country music singer-songwriter and record executive Ronnie Dunn took to the podium to honor Dr. Phil in front of the TV icon's friends, family and fans

Big moment: Country music singer-songwriter and record executive Ronnie Dunn took to the podium to honor Dr. Phil in front of the TV icon's friends, family and fans 

Famous friends: Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry also took to the microphone to praise Dr. Phil

Famous friends: mogul Tyler Perry also took to the microphone to praise Dr. Phil

'You know it really reminds you of your mortality because that star will be there long after I’m gone,' he added with a chuckle. 

Robin said the ceremony was a pinnacle moment for her and her family, noting: 'Today brought it all home for me. You know, we’ve been here 18 years, yes, but I felt really at home today because he was being honored with this star. I’ve always believed he deserved it and now I know everyone knows and believes he deserves it. It’s just been a beautiful day for him and I am so proud of him.'

The Dr. Phil show, now in its 18th season and more than 3000 episodes in, debuted in 2002 and after his extraordinary success as an expert commentator on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

McGraw and Winfrey met in 1995 when he was working at Courtroom

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