Larry King is hanging up his suspenders and retiring from Larry King Live. But who will replace him? There’s been chatter about Piers Morgan being the successor, but that’s not Larry’s first choice.
He says he wants workaholic Ryan Seacrest to fill his shoes. "I love Ryan,” King told Extra. “He's very intelligent, but I need to have a fiery political discussion with him first.”
Larry King Calls It Quits: "I'm Hanging Up My Nightly Suspenders"
As for Morgan, Larry isn’t totally opposed to the America’s Got Talent judge filling the position. "I don't know Piers Morgan. I've never seen him work, but I hear he's very good," said Larry.
As for King’s final interviews, he’s shooting big—and…sorta creepy. He said, "I'd like to interview Bin Laden and Bernie Madoff. People are interested in evil.”
Larry looks forward to all the free time he’ll have once he retires. "My wife is really happy, she didn't like the restrictions I had with CNN," he explained.
Hmmm, we’re sure she liked that weekly paycheck, though. Who knows what’s going on with those two anyway.
As for our opinion, Seacrest would be our first pick too. He needs to start branching away from entertainment eventually, and he’s already a master at interviewing. Yes, he may be more accustomed to interviewing the cast of The Hills than politicians. But the beauty of Larry’s show is that he interviews everyone—from sports figures, to actors and directors, to the president!
Who do you think should replace Larry?