Larry King Offers to Fill Regis Philbin's Vacant Seat

10:50 AM PST 01/18/2011 by Lindsay Powers
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"I would get a kick out of that," he says.

Larry King wouldn't mind filling in for Regis Philbin once he retires this summer.

"I would sit in for him for a few weeks," King -- who stepped down from his CNN show late last year after 25 years -- told Inside Edition Tuesday.

"I would get a kick out of that," added King, 77. "I would do that in a minute."

King doesn't think Philbin will be easy to replace.

"He's a special guy," he says of Philbin. "Nothing is forever… we're going to miss him."

Philbin announced the news on-air Tuesday morning.

"There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera - especially certain old people!" joked Philbin, who turns 80 in August.

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