Howard Stern would be "honoured" to judge 'America's Got Talent'.

The controversial DJ has been linked with a seat on the panel of the programme following the departure of Piers Morgan and he would be delighted to join the show.

Speaking on his SiriusXM radio show, he said: "Everyone knows I love 'America's Got Talent'. I think it's the greatest and I would be certainly honoured to sit with Howie [Mandel] and Sharon [Osbourne] and judge these lunatics.

"I take show business very seriously. If I was a judge on there, there would be no nonsense whatsoever. I would be there for the talent. I would be there to actually find somebody good."

Despite recent claims he is in "serious negotiations" for a $15 million contract to join the programme, Howard refused to confirm whether or not he has begun talks with network NBC.

He said only: "I am not the next judge. I have no deal with 'America's Got Talent'. I'm not going to comment if I'm in negotiations. I don't comment on negotiations."

Show supremo Simon Cowell has already backed Howard to take the vacant judge's chair.

He said: "Every show, as it goes along, has got to evolve. Howard brings a kind of chaos to everything. But I like chaos."