brightcove.createExperiences(); Speculation about who will join Kelly Ripa as the next co-host of Live! has been ramping up since PEOPLE exclusively broke the news that Michael Strahan‘s last day is May 13.
“That’s very flattering,” Lopez, 42, said with a laugh. “I know some people were saying that. Again, very flattering. I love Kelly. I’ve guest-hosted with her a few times. She’s awesome. … I’m looking forward to going back and guest-hosting.”
Though he wouldn’t confirm or deny whether talks are ongoing, the Extra host made it clear that one person’s input matters most of all.
“I gotta go over everything with Mrs. Lopez,” he told DeGeneres, 58. “She’s the real boss of the house so we’ll see what she has to say about that.”
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Live! with Kelly and Michael and Ellen DeGeneres Show both air weekdays (check local listings).