‘America’s Got Talent’ host poll update: Ryan Seacrest or Mario Lopez should replace Nick Cannon

When it comes to replacing ex-“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon, our readers have two dream choices that they think would be perfect for the long-running NBC reality TV show: Ryan Seacrest and Mario Lopez. Seacrest nabbed 37% of the vote in our recent poll asking who should replace Cannon, while Lopez clocked in at 14%. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ choices? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below with your own host suggestions.

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Seacrest gained international fame by hosting “American Idol” for the past 15 years on Fox, but after the show ended in 2016 he’s been out of a night job. He worked with “AGT” creator/judge Simon Cowell for nine years on “Idol” before Cowell exited that show to start an American version of “The X Factor,” also on Fox. Lopez ended up hosting “The X Factor” for its second and third seasons (replacing Steve Jones) before the show ended up being cancelled thanks in part to losing in the ratings against NBC’s “The Voice.”

Following Seacrest and Lopez in our “AGT” host poll is actor Joel McHale with 9% of the vote. McHale is a former host of “The Soup” who already has a cozy relationship with the Peacock net, as his comedy “Community” aired there for many years. Three-time Emmy champ Jane Lynch, who also hosted the Emmys in 2011, comes in fourth place with 7% of the vote. Our readers agree that she’s amazing every time she’s on live TV and would be a welcome addition to “America’s Got Talent.”

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Next in our poll results is a tie between Billy Bush and RuPaul Charles with 6% support apiece. Bush is currently looking for work after being fired by “Today” following the release of the Trump tape, while reigning Best Reality Host winner Charles would be absolutely fabulous as the new “AGT” ringleader. Everybody else in our poll nabbed less than 5% of the vote: Margaret Cho, Chelsea Handler, Patton Oswalt and Amy Schumer.

“America’s Got Talent” has gone through many personnel changes since it debuted in 2006, with a trio of hosts and nine different celebrity judges. The four current judges on the panel for this summer’s 12th season are Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon quit “AGT” this week thanks to the fallout from a racy joke he told on a Showtime special.

16 thoughts on “‘America’s Got Talent’ host poll update: Ryan Seacrest or Mario Lopez should replace Nick Cannon

  1. No. No. NO!!!! THE ZAPPER IS THE ONLY CHOICE!!!! Jamie Zapp needs to be the new host!!! The Zapper! Jamie Zapp is the one and ONLY choice!!! Pffftt… Ryan Seacrest? Nick Cannon? Neither can fill up a room like The Zapper!!!!

  2. Jamie Zapp should be the new host ! She is got pizzazz She Is Got Talent she is what America needs 100 people surveyed top 10 answers on the board who should be the next host of America’s Got Talent the answer is Jamie Zapp !

  3. My choices is Jamie Zapp hands down. She’s that fresh face you’ve been searching for! She’s spontaneous and unpredictable she’s crazy. Do you want the audience to laughing hysterically she’ll have them rolling out of their seats laughing. She’s your chick, really funny she can fill the room with a lot of excitement.

  4. We want Jamie Zapp, aka The Zapper as the new, fresh face on Americas Got Talent, we have seen enough of ALL the other talent show host ! Jamie is funny, quick witted, smart, beautiful, and she is perfect for the host position ! It is time for America to meet “THE ZAPPER” !! All everyone has to do, is say they are going and share this event, and invite people ! You do not physically have to go anywhere, you can, click go, and share this from the comfort of your own home !!! So join me in telling the good folks at Americas Got Talent, we want her as our host , because The Duke says so !!! LETS DO THIS !!!….https://www.facebook.com/events/1677206632584756/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1487563531357921

  5. Jaime Zapp for the win. She’s energetic, entertaining, funny, a great host and knows exactly how to work a crowd and she’s gorgeous and would fit the show and it’s cast perfectly. Jaimie Zapp ” The ZAPPER” is the only choice for the next AGT host

  6. Jamie Zapp (THE ZAPPER)!!!

    America’s Got Talent NEEDS the high-energy, sharp wit, and home-spun beauty that she’d bring to the show!!!

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