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Springer will host ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jerry Springer is taking on another TV show.

“The Jerry Springer Show” host and “Dancing With the Stars” alum will be the new frontman of “America’s Got Talent,” NBC spokesman Craig Plestis announced Monday.

Springer is “the perfect ringmaster” for the TV talent competition, Plestis said in a statement. “To say the least, he is known for presiding over an unpredictable show where the unexpected is the typical order of each day.”

Springer, 63, has hosted “The Jerry Springer Show” for 16 years.

“I’ve been around some of America’s most talented individuals on my talk show,” he said, “so I’ll feel right at home hosting ‘America’s Got Talent.’ ”

Springer is set to join the show when it returns for its second season this summer.

Regis Philbin hosted the show during its premiere season last year. The New York-based star of “Live With Regis and Kelly” opted not to return to “America’s Got Talent” because of the “heavy travel schedule” involved with the show’s tapings in Los Angeles.

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