July 11th, 2012
10:40 AM ET
If the team behind "Live! With Kelly" is considering "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers for the show's open co-hosting position, Meyers doesn't seem to be aware of it. The comedian said in a recent interview that he's focused on the job he currently has.
When the Orlando Sun-Sentinel inquired as to whether Meyers is getting ready to fill the chair of longtime "Live!" co-host Regis Philbin, who departed last year, Meyers was pretty frank, telling the paper: "No, no, no, no, no."
"I know [Philbin's] replacement is a very important thing down there," Meyers said on a call from New York. "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."
No hard feelings for CNN.com readers, we're sure, as many of you are rooting for Michael Strahan to land the position anyway. The former NFL great was rumored to be on a list of three contenders for the co-hosting job alongisde Kelly Ripa on "Live!," with the other two being Meyers, of course, and Josh Groban.
For her part, Ripa kidded with Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" Tuesday that Meyers isn't quite prepared for the job anyway.
"When you see Seth Meyers in the morning, it is like looking at a vampire," Ripa said of the "SNL" star, who's been hosting alongside her all week. "He's not ready - he's like, 'How do you do this everyday?'"
If you've been watching "Live!" this week, how do you think Meyers is doing as co-host?
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