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Michael Buble wants to be permanent co-host on 'Live! With Kelly'

Michael Buble wouldn't mind being a permanent co-host on Live! With Kelly.

The 40-year-old singer gushed over Kelly Ripa during Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, and admitted that he would gladly take the daytime hosting gig if he was offered the job.

"Yes, I would for sure," Buble told WWHL co-host Andy Cohen.

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The Canadian musician appeared on Bravo's late-night talk show alongside "Broad City's" Abbi Jacobson. The two met for first time on Tuesday, when Buble co-hosted "Live!" with Ripa.

 

"You were great," Jacobson said, adding to Cohen's rave review of Buble's hosting skills.

 

Buble responded by praising Ripa's ability to carry the talk show on her own.

 

"She's great," he said. "I was blown away. I've done it a few times. I just don't think she needs anybody, I really don't. I think she's so good. "

 

He pointed out Ripa's special connection with the "Live!" studio audience as a reason why the show is successful.

"She has such command of what she's doing and she's so kind with that audience," Buble continued. "The audience is almost like a co-host for her. Listen, I just think she's awesome."

Buble is far from the only guest co-host vying for the seat vacated by former "Live!" co-host Michael Strahan in May.

Richard Curtis, a 30-year-old Pennsylvania high school teacher, beat out thousands to win the spot as Ripa's guest co-host on Monday.

While a source told ET that producers "really" like Curtis, he faces stiff competition from celebrity frontrunners, including Christian Slater, Jerry O'Connell and Fred Savage.

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