America's Got Talent

Stern: I'd be a better 'AGT' judge than Hasselhoff

Nov. 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM ET

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Howard Stern knows he'd be a great judge if he were to join the panel of "America's Got Talent," and there's one former judge he believes he could be better than.

"I love watching the show. I've been watching it from the beginning," Stern told the New York Post's Page Six on Thursday night. "I think I'd be better than the Hoff, but who knows?"

David Hasselhoff judged the talent contest from the first through the fourth seasons alongside Piers Morgan, who announced earlier this month he won't be returning to the show. It was just hours after his announcement that the Wall Street Journal reported shock-jock Stern was in negotiations with NBC to sit on the panel.

The SiriusXM radio host has talked a bit about the possibility, but has repeatedly said that he would not discuss negotiations. In fact, he told Page Six that he's not in talks to join "AGT." "No one's told me anything," Stern told Page Six. "I heard that they want me for the job."

But fans of the shock jock shouldn't give up hope of seeing him on the network talent competition. Just Monday, Stern told his listeners that he doesn't comment on negotiations because they "can go horribly wrong." So for all we know, he's just keeping hush hush.

As for those who still think he's too racy for network TV (despite the fact that he's already explained why he'd be great at it), Stern had some more thoughts to share on that as well.

"Listen, I'm not insane," he told Page Six. "If I were on a network television show, I wouldn't curse. I've been on 'David Letterman.' I don't go on and curse like a raving lunatic. You broadcast for whatever is appropriate."

So rest easy, detractors! Should (and it still looks like a huge "if") he actually join the show, it'll still be family friendly ... but maybe more brutally honest.

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