Seth Meyers Will Not Join Kelly Ripa on ‘Live!’

Luckily we weren’t the only ones who thought casting SNL head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers as Regis Philbin’s permanent replacement was a nutty idea. Meyers has commented on the record that he won’t be joining Kelly Ripa on the morning chat show. 

"No, no, no, no, no," Meyers told The Orlando Sun-Sentinal on Monday afternoon. (He did not retract with "yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.") As the rest of the country gears up for a potentially stressful election season, Meyers is excited to hop back behind the desk in his schoolboy blazer. "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.”

Meanwhile, the two frontrunners are opera singer Josh Groban and NFL veteran Michael Strahan, whoever that is. (C’mon, I just dropped a deep-cut Destiny’s Child ref, OK?) And Kelly Ripa was quick to comment about Meyers’s chances at taking the co-hosting gig."When you see Seth Meyers in the morning, it is like looking at a vampire," she said. Gee, I wonder what made him decide to pass on the new job opportunity?

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