Mario Lopez has come a long way from his AC Slater days and thinks he’d make a fantastic replacement for Regis Philbin. Regis Philbin announced his retirement from his gig co-hosting ‘It’s Live With Regis And Kelly’ last month, and Lopez thinks he’s just the man to replace him.

mario lopez kelly ripa latina actor 0301 art 2

When Latina magazine told him that Daisy Fuentas also had her eye on the hosting chair prize, he said:

“They can’t do girls! Kelly won’t want that. Kelly wants to be the only girl up on there. I love Daisy but Kelly doesn’t want that. I’m honored just to be mentioned in the discussion. I love Regis and Kelly. I had a great time doing the show when I filled in many times. I’m looking forward to filling in more. Kelly and I get along great. We have great chemistry. I’m just flattered that they’re talking about me.”

What do you think – would you like to see Mario Lopez fill in for Regis Philbin?

Photos: WENN, Latina

share save 171 16