Don't count him out, people!
With Michael Strahan set to depart Live! as Kelly Ripa's co-host on May 13, attention has turned to the ex-football player's replacement.
And Mario Lopez has been mentioned as a possibility because he's affable, he knows Ripa well... and the guy is everywhere on TV. So why not add another gig?
Ellen DeGeneres pressed him on this topic during an interview this week.
"That’s very flattering. Very flattering. You’re so nice," Lopez replied when DeGeneres said she'd heard the rumor of him coming on boad.
"I know, people were saying that. I love Kelly. I’ve guest hosted with her a few times she’s awesome. I actually did a movie with her husband Marc who’s a real good guy."
Nice try changing the subject, Mario.
ANSWER THE QUESTION!
Lopez confirmed he'd guest host again some time this spring, and then did not shoot down the idea of eventually being Strahan's replacement.
"Well, I got to go over everything with Mrs. Lopez. She’s the real boss of the house so we’ll see what she has to say about that," was all he would give away.
Would you tune in for Live with Kelly and Mario?
Watch the exchange below: