Although we know for sure that Regis Philbin’s spot will leave big shoes to fill, one name that keeps popping up is none other than Lisa Rinna! She has previously co-hosted the show, filled in for Joy Behar on her show and even stepped in for Billy Bush on Access Hollywood‘s new daytime show, AH Live. So, why would this gig be any different? Find out more after the jump!
Lisa told PopEater that although she won’t comment on the speculation itself, he was like a mentor of sorts. “Regis taught me everything that I know. He is the King!” Although co-hosting with Kelly Ripa would mean Lisa would have to relocate from sunny California to NYC, it’s technically familiar territory since she subbed several times after Kathie Lee Gifford left the show.
“You know, back 10 years ago I filled in many times with Regis when Kathie Lee left,” she recalls. “I’ve been so fortunate enough to co-host with him at least 10 times or more and was up for the job to replace Kathie Lee, but of course Kelly was the perfect choice for it.”