Kelly Clarkson's show taking over time slot left vacant by 'Ellen'

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Kelly Clarkson's show is taking over Ellen DeGeneres' programme's time slot. (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Kelly Clarkson's show is taking over Ellen DeGeneres' programme's time slot. (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kelly Clarkson will take over from Ellen DeGeneres' US daytime TV slot on NBC, the network has said. 

It comes as it was announced earlier this month that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be coming to an end next year after 19 seasons. 

Clarkson's self-titled talk show, which premiered in 2019, will replace DeGeneres' programme from autumn 2022. 

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The American Idol winner's show is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm. It scooped three Daytime Emmy Awards last year, including the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host gong for Clarkson. 

Tracie Wilson, executive vice president, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, said: “Kelly and our entire production team put their heart, intent and incredible passion into making a show that resonates with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

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“We’re working on some big plans for season three and are looking forward to becoming the premier show in daytime for years to come.”

DeGeneres, 63, explained she would be stepping down from the show because of "instinct". 

"The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it's time," she said on the show. 

Ellen DeGeneres announced she would be stepping down earlier this month. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Ellen DeGeneres announced she would be stepping down earlier this month. (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Last year, the programme was hit with allegations of a toxic workplace environment behind the scenes.

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DeGeneres claimed those allegations weren't part of her decision to quit, as she told The Hollywood Reporter: "It almost impacted the show. It was very hurtful to me. I mean, very. 

"But if I was quitting the show because of that, I wouldn’t have come back this season."

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With additional reporting by PA.