Kristen Bell’s name has been making rounds as a possible replacement for Ellen DeGeneres as the host of Ellen Show.
Even before the comedian was criticized for being mean, Kristen Bell has already been dubbed as the producers’ favorite to replace DeGeneres.
Kristen Bell has a busy schedule
However, Gossip Cop claimed that there’s one problem with Bell hosting Ellen Show. The rumor-debunking site said that this is unlikely to happen because the actress has a very busy schedule.
Other than this, DeGeneres hasn’t expressed her desire to quit Ellen Show amid the recent criticisms. As such, Bell or anyone else can’t possibly replace her.
Kristen Bell allegedly preparing to replace Ellen
But Us Weekly previously claimed that Warner Bros. execs have been grooming Bell as DeGeneres’ replacement. Back then, the rumors were rife because DeGeneres’ contract was about to expire.
However, the comedian recently renewed her contract for three years. This means that she will be hosting the program until 2022.
With this, some tabloids have been saying that DeGeneres will be quitting Ellen Show after her contract expires again. But she always can renew her contract for a few more years after 2022.
It was recently announced that Portia de Rossi’s wife would return to Ellen Show next month.
James Corden, Jennifer Aniston not replacing Ellen
Other celebrities being linked to the possible hosting gig include Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Sean Hayes, Neil Patrick Harris, Chrissy Teigen, and Kevin Hart.
There were also claims that one of the heads at NBC is a huge fan of comedian James Corden. As such, the British host could, allegedly, replace DeGeneres.
However, the rumors were debunked amid claims that Corden can’t replace DeGeneres because he’s rude to the staff of his show. Others have also dubbed Corden as a bully.
DeGeneres’ good friend, Jennifer Aniston, could also, allegedly, replace the comedian as host of Ellen Show.
The Friends star knows what it’s like to host the program because DeGeneres invited her earlier this year. Aniston had a wonderful time hosting on DeGeneres’ behalf.
However, sources claimed that she couldn’t take on the hosting gig because of her busy schedule. Aniston is gearing up for the reunion special for Friends with her co-stars, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc.
Ellen DeGeneres hasn’t commented on her possible replacements. And Kristen Bell and the other celebrities also have yet to respond to the rumors that they could replace the comedian.