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Christian Slater campaigns to be Kelly Ripa's co-host

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Listen in, Kelly Ripa!

During Christian Slater appearance on Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor officially throws his hat into the ring of candidates vying to be Ripa’s new Live! co-host following Michael Strahan’s move to Good Morning America.

“I live about six blocks away from there, it’s right there in the city,” Slater said of the New York set’s location. “It’s one of the greatest jobs ever. I love her, she’s amazing. Kelly! I’m available! Let’s do it!”

Slater also assured DeGeneres that he would “absolutely” be able to balance hosting with his gig on his USA Network series Mr. Robot.

Slater previously was a guest host on Kelly Ripa Live! in September, joining a string of stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Morris Chestnut, and Anderson Cooper, who announced he was officially out of the running for permanent co-host earlier this week.

Watch the full video below to watch Slater make his case for the gig, and chat about Mr. Robot and its eerie similarities to real life.

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