Amid all the backlashes that Ellen DeGeneres has been receiving, there are rumors that she would quit Ellen Show.
According to sources, DeGeneres could be replaced by other celebrities as the host of the daytime talk show. There were also claims that DeGeneres is the one looking for her replacement before she officially retires.
Since her contract is expiring in 2022, there are also allegations suggesting that the execs at NBC will not ask her to come back to the program.
According to Us Weekly, Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, and James Corden continue to be the top contenders to host the Ellen Show.
A source said that Bell checks so many boxes, and the Ellen Show execs think that she’s a slam dunk for when DeGeneres decides to walk away.
“She’s relatable, appeals to all ages, and has warmth and charm. Plus, she’s available if they want to woo her into the job right away,” the source said.
Barrymore is also, allegedly, another favorite to replace DeGeneres.
“Celebrities warm up to her because she’s one of them. She gets them to answer the tough questions because they’re so at ease in her company,” the source said.
The insider also said that Corden had been a sensation since he came to the United States.
“And there’s a growing feeling that he’s got the Midas touch. If he wants it, he’s got it, but only time will tell if he’s ready for that pressure,” the source said.
Eric Schiffer, a brand managing expert, also shared his thoughts on the matter. He said that two celebrities cannot possibly replace Ellen DeGeneres.
Schiffer said that Kelly Clarkson couldn’t possibly replace DeGeneres.
“She isn’t the best choice for this vehicle,” he said.
Schiffer also said that it would be crazy if Chrissy Teigen would replace Portia de Rossi’s wife as host.
“It would be stone-cold crazy. She doesn’t fit that type of energy and audience expectation,” he said.
However, it is important to note that DeGeneres hasn’t been replaced as host of Ellen Show. And it is unclear if she will ever be replaced.
Next month, Ellen DeGeneres will return to her hosting gig.
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