Will Howie Replace Regis? Mandel Answers ‘The Talk’

by | February 7, 2012 at 9:01 PM | Celebrities, General

Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent (NBC)

A week after “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel became the latest guest co-host of “Live! With Kelly” to be rumored to fill Regis‘ old chair, Mandel was asked by Aisha Tyler on “The Talk” whether he was going to step up to the plate.

Mandel said that he always loved doing the show but that nothing was currently in the works.

“I hosted last week. I love the show, I love Kelly,” he answered. “Michael Gelman has always been a great champion of my career. You now, the truth of the matter is… I haven’t been asked — only by you and you don’t have the authority to invite me to that.”

But even if asked, Mandel admitted that there would be some big shoes to fill.

“I can’t even imagine going there, Regis, I think is irreplaceable,” he said.

Here’s the clip…