Mario Lopez on Whether He'll Co-Host Live! with Kelly Ripa: 'I Gotta Go over Everything with Mrs. Lopez'

04/29/2016 AT 11:05 AM EDT

Speculation about who will join Kelly Ripa as the next co-host of Live! has been ramping up since PEOPLE exclusively broke the news that Michael Strahan's last day is May 13.

Ellen DeGeneres is keeping the conversation going on Friday's Ellen DeGeneres Show when she asks Mario Lopez about "rumors" that he might be in line to take Strahan's seat.


"That's very flattering," Lopez, 42, said with a laugh. "I know some people were saying that. Again, very flattering. I love Kelly. I've guest-hosted with her a few times. She's awesome. ... I'm looking forward to going back and guest-hosting."

Though he wouldn't confirm or deny whether talks are ongoing, the Extra host made it clear that one person's input matters most of all.



"I gotta go over everything with Mrs. Lopez," he told DeGeneres, 58. "She's the real boss of the house so we'll see what she has to say about that."

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Word of advice to Lopez: Make your decision quickly! Alfonso Ribeiro already volunteered that he'd be happy to make the cross-country move to New York City to join Ripa, 45, on Live!

Live! with Kelly and Michael and Ellen DeGeneres Show both air weekdays (check local listings).
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