First off, no one will be able to replace David Letterman when he retires from the Late Show in 2015.
That said, someone will have to take over that 11:35 p.m. weeknight spot on CBS, and Ryan Seacrest, who's already working more jobs than anyone in Hollywood right now, seems like a natural fit. But is the 39-year-old radio-TV-multimedia superstar even interested in taking on the iconic late-night gig?
E! News caught up with him Thursday after American Idol, and as it turns out, he's most definitely a fan of Mr. Letterman's. "I remember as a little kid admiring, obviously his sense of humor, although I didn't really get all the jokes when I was four," Ryan said, "but i did always recognize and notice how amazingly comfortable he was on the air, and in every situation."
"He's brilliant," he gushed of the late-night mainstay, who has hosted Late Show since 1993.
And while Ryan admitted that "no one will ever be like [David Letterman]," that doesn't mean the show won't go on.
But is Ryan ready to try his luck in New York? Watch the clip above to find out whether or not he's hoping to fill Dave's Late Show shoes!