Seth Meyers: 'I am not joining Live! with Kelly'
Published Jul 11 2012, 15:14 BST | By Justin Harp Seth Meyers
has denied that he will become the permanent co-host of Live! with Kelly
The Saturday Night Live
star was named last week with Michael Strahan and Josh Groban as serious candidates to replace Regis Philbin
as Kelly Ripa's co-host.
Meyers was asked if he would consider the job in a recent interview with The Orlando Sun Sentinel
"No, no, no, no, no," the comic answered emphatically.
He went on to insist that his primary commitment is leading Saturday Night Live
through the US presidential election as the show's head writer.
"I know [Philbin's replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I'm really in love with the job I have," he explained.
"I'm very excited to be going back [to SNL
] for the election season, which is always fun."Live! with Kelly
's search for a co-host continues next week when winners of the 'Coast to Coast Co-Host Search'
get their chance to present an episode with Ripa.
Philbin left Live! with Kelly
last fall after 29 years on the air.