Whoopi Goldberg Denies Rumors She'll Take Over LETTERMAN Gig
During the taping of last week's Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, David Letterman announced that he will soon be stepping down as host of the late night show. (Watch Letterman's historic announcement here!)
Since then, there has been a great deal of speculation as to who will take over the job. Among the names being bandied about is current host of ABC's The View, Whoopi Goldberg. On today's edition of the morning chatfest, Goldberg denied that she is under consideration for the job.
"What do you mean?," questioned the comic when asked about the recent rumors. "I've got a job here. I work for ABC."
Who do you think is the best candidate to fill Letterman's shoes?
"When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn't make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network's air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium. During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He's also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes - including me. There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it's been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It's going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won't have to do that for another year or so. Until then, we look forward to celebrating Dave's remarkable show and incredible talents."