"I want to carry on leading my party and I want to lead the Liberal Democrats into Parliament, first with a good, sizeable, significant number of Liberal Democrat MPs."
Recent opinion poll ratings suggest the party could lose a large number of its MPs.
But Mr Clegg insisted: "I want to lead the Liberal Democrats into and through the next Parliament in all circumstances."
Mr Clegg told the programme that his coalition with David Cameron ended with a "professional handshake" and it was up to voters to choose a coalition partner for Labour or the Conservatives, as polls pointed to no one party winning an overall majority.
The Lib Dem leader had already announced that his party will not prop up any government "held hostage" by the SNP or UKIP, should there be a hung Parliament.
Labour's Harriet Harman said it suggested Mr Clegg was "prepared to back David Cameron and the Tories once again".
But Mr Cameron, campaigning in Somerset, criticised the Lib Dems for being willing to work with Labour as well as the Conservatives.
He claimed Labour did not deserve "a second chance with the British economy".