regis philbin tom bergeron getty Regis Philbin: Tom Bergeron 'would love' to replace me, he jokesRegis Philbin apparently has a front-runner candidate for who should take over his seat when he leaves “Live with Regis and Kelly” in November – “Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron.

not Bergeron? What is he doing? Tom Bergeron is not doing anything!” Regis jokes with Access Hollywood. “He could do it
and he would love to do it. He wants to be a talk show host, I don’t
know how they got him on that dance thing. It’s not gonna last.”

Oh, Regis. You’re such a cut-up.

And Tom says he can’t make it work with his West Coast shows, since “Live” films in New York. “If we could maybe do it in Kansas – do everything in Kansas, then I’d be good. Yeah, yeah, something like that,” jokes Bergeron.

Regis also says we won’t see him dancing with the stars anytime soon — “It’s too much work. I’ve talked to people who have been on the show. They’re all banged up, they need new
hips, new knees I’ve done that — don’t want to do it again.”

We think Tom would make a great Regis replacement, but he’s right – logistically, it probably wouldn’t work.

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