Bob Barker is quickly backtracking on his recent endorsement of Rosie O’Donnell as his replacement host on The Price is Right. It wasn’t an endorsement, says Bob: “I have not been asked for my opinion, nor have I expressed one. I think there are several candidates who could do the show, and Rosie is certainly one of them.” Barker further added that it would be “terribly presumptuous” of him to assume he would have any say in choosing the new host.
It may be a non-issue, as it appears Rosie is unwilling to travel regularly to the west coast for the show’s filming schedule, while her kids and partner Kelli remain on the east coast. Rosie will meet with execs from the show today in Hollywood to see if there’s any point in moving forward.