Josh Duhamel not replacing Regis Philbin on 'Live! With Regis and Kelly'
Josh Duhamel's rep is denying reports that the actor will be replacing Regis Philbin on "Live! With Regis and Kelly," telling The Hollywood Reporter that "there is no truth" to the rumor.
The reports started when Entertainment Tonight interviewed Duhamel's wife Fergie and asked if he was going to be stepping in for Philbin. Fergie simply smiled and said, "You're going to have to ask him that question."
Duhamel's rep denied that he is even in the running to become Kelly Ripa's new co-host. Duhamel is currently in New York shooting "New Year's Eve." Philbin was originally supposed to finish his run at "Live!" in August, but the date has now been moved until November. He has been with the show for 28 years.
Though Duhamel won't be stepping in, he does have a suggestion for who he thinks should. In an interview with TV Guide Network's Chris Harrison, Duhamel says, "I think Mark Consuelos is great, but I gotta go with my boy Jerry O'Connell. He's fantastic. So if anybody cares, that's my vote."