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.
"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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