“Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update guy Seth Meyers is spending an entire week co-hosting “Live! With Kelly,” but according to him, reports that he’s set to join the show as Kelly Ripa’s full-time co-host just aren’t true.
Meyers had been rumored to be one of three contenders in the final running to join Ripa after an exhaustive search that’s had her share the show with everyone from Bryant Gumbel to Robin Williams. The other two names reportedly close to closing the deal: singer/songwriter Josh Groban and former New York Giant Michael Strahan.
“No, no, no, no, no,” Meyers tells the Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I know [Reege’s replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to “SNL”] for the election season, which is always fun.”
In a poll conducted on July 6, Zap2it readers voted for Meyers as the top choice to join Kelly, followed by Strahan. Though 15 percent of voters thought that Ripa is holding her own just fine without a co-host.