Howard Stern has responded coyly to the question of whether he would consider replacing David Letterman.
Stern has been a frequent guest on Letterman’s various chatshows dating back to the mid-1980s, and was asked today (April 4) if he would consider taking over The Late Show.
“I’m so busy with radio and [America’s Got Talent] and I’ve had a few other things going on, and no one has asked me,” he initially replied to E! News.
He then added: “I’ve been offered talk shows in the past, but who knows?”
Stern added that he feels “really sad” about Letterman’s decision to retire.
“[I] love Dave, his impact in show business, he has been such a part of my life,” the Sirius XM Radio host said.
He continued: “At NBC radio, I was about to get fired and then Dave had me on his show, and he said, ‘Hey I think you’re great’, and he helped me keep my job.
“My bosses noticed. They fired me later.”
There has been no announcement yet from CBS on when a replacement for Letterman will be named.