Rumors On Regis' Replacement

Will Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen or Ryan Seacrest get the gig to replace Regis Philbin on ABC?

The biggest question on the minds of morning talk show fans: Who will replace Regis Philbin on Live! with Regis and Kelly when he retires later this year? Apparently, there are four main contenders for the job: Bravo's Real Housewives mastermind Andy Cohen, entertainment everyman Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Kelly Ripa's hot husband Mark Consuelos.

Mark Conseulos and Andy Cohen in the running to replace Regis Philbin

"It's ridiculous at this point to be speculating about who will replace him," a rep for ABC said of Philbin.

That hasn't stopped some people from trying to make a buck on their favorite. Bodog Sportsbook has listed the odds for each possible host and Consuelos has the best odds at 1/1. Second is Cohen with 3/2 odds, followed by long-shot Seacrest and then Probst.

It makes sense about Seacrest -- he has enough jobs, don't you think?

We have to admit: It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to see Consuelos on our screens every morning. However, we're worried it would turn into "Mark and Kelly talk about their kids hour." Plus, would Ripa get top billing and change the show into Live! with Kelly and Mark? Or, would they cause a rift in their relationship with Live! with Mark and Kelly?

That said, our number one pick is Cohen. He's proved that he has the chops to host a show -- plus the ladies love him and he's not afraid of some good gossip.

We still have a while to wait: Philbin won't officially retire until November.

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Who do you want to replace Regis Philbin?

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Comments on "Will Kelly Ripa's husband Mark Consuelos be her new co-host?"

hooboy December 06, 2011 | 6:59 AM

It's true there is no show worth watching right now, without Regis. Kelly is becoming strident and annoying and hard to watch. So I don't. I have to say I love her shoes, not her recent wardrobe. So I do check in to see what shoes we are searing today and then check out when she starts to screech. I do not know who this Cohen person is, but I think Mike Rowe, the dirty guy, would do a good job of settling her down and bringing the show back to earth. Come on, Kelly, you can do it!

Jenny December 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM

Kelly needs to take her old chair back and just be herself, like she did before when Regis was out. She seems to have changed everything from her mannerism, topic of conversations, etc.! She needs an older interesting guy with some appeal, unlike the last 2 weeks, and not her husband that loves himself! Also, it would not hurt if she looked at her wardrobe and put on a pretty dress. Try Pat Sajak or Craig Ferguson. I am afraid the show is not going to make it if she doesn't get back to normal. She did it before (while Regis was off). Just do what she used to do and get the right host. She does not need a guy, I have nothing against people, but she needs someone that gets around town alot (like Regis did), is very interesting. GOOD LUCK, I hope she makes it! My family and I have been watching "Live" forever and would love to see Kelly make it now that Regis has left.

4real June 27, 2011 | 2:25 PM

Who do I want to replace Regis? No one. The show is over. No Regis, no show!

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