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Who Will CBS Choose To Fill Gumbel's Shoes?

RADNOR, Pa. - Jane Clayson, a co-host on CBS's "The Early Show," has a suggestion for who should replace the departing Bryant Gumbel: late-night television host David Letterman.

"He's on at 11:30 p.m. He could stick around for a couple more hours," Clayson told TV Guide for its May 4 issue. "He'd be fun."

Clayson said that Gumbel (pictured with Clayson, above) called her into his office before his surprise announcement.

"He said he's moving into a new phase in his life," she told the magazine. "He's getting married. He's tired of waking up early. Tired of doing this."

As for the uncertainty surrounding Gumbel's replacement, Clayson said that she's not fretting.

"I'm very confident and calm about the whole thing," she said. "I am looking forward to taking on more responsibility."

If you believe one report, America could soon be waking up with former U.S. President Bill Clinton!

Warner Brother's syndicated television show "Extra" reported that inside sources at CBS said that Clinton is being considered as a possible co-host candidate.

Officially, CBS will neither confirm nor deny the rumor.

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