The 'Extra' host admitted he was flattered by reports linking him to the role after Michael quit to focus full time on 'Good Morning America' and spoke about his admiration for host Kelly Ripa.
He told chat show host Ellen Degeneres: ''That's very flattering. Very flattering. I know, people were saying that. I love Kelly. I've guest hosted with her a few times she's awesome. I actually did a movie with her husband Marc who's a real good guy.
''I'm looking forward to going back and guest hosting again.''
However, he admitted that any decisions have to first be run past his wife, Courtney Mazza, who is ''the boss of the house''.
He said: ''Well, I got to go over everything with Mrs. Lopez. She's the real boss of the house so we'll see what she has to say about that.''
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper have also been tipped to replace Michael after he leaves in May.