Huffpost TV

Howard Stern Speaks Out About Possibly Replacing David Letterman On 'Late Show'

Posted: Updated:
HOWARD STERN
Howard Stern arrives at the 'America's Got Talent' Season 9 Photo Call at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on February 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images) | Dave Kotinsky via Getty Images

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman.

At least for now though, the longtime radio personality says of the idea, "My plate is full."

Stern addressed the late-night TV talk show host's retirement announcement while arriving in New York on Friday for "America's Got Talent" auditions. Stern is one of the judges on the show.

The 60-year-old stressed Letterman's impact on late-night TV, saying he's sad to see Letterman leave. Stern said he enjoyed his appearances on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

"I've been doing the show for years and years and I've had so many funny, great times with him that, you know, it'll be weird not to have him there."

Stern also said there are few people in show biz whose opinion matters to him, and Letterman is one.

One of Stern's fellow "America's Got Talent" judges, Heidi Klum, supports the idea of Stern taking over for Letterman, saying he'd be perfect.

"Howard is very special, you know? He gets right to the chase. He's not scared of anything, and I like that about him. He gets things out of people. Sometimes people don't even want to like say certain things, and he gets it out of them."

Letterman announced Thursday he plans to retire next year.

"America's Got Talent" returns in May.

___

Follow Alicia Rancilio online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar

___

Online:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/?

http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Celebrity News & Photos
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The 11 Greatest Moments From Howard Stern's 60th Birthday Bash ...

Howard Stern on replacing David Letterman: 'I'm busy, but who ...

Howard Stern Talks Replacing David Letterman—"Who Knows" If He Would ...

David Letterman announces 2015 retirement