Singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson will take over Ellen DeGeneres’ slot on US TV, network NBC has affirmed.
Earlier this month, DeGeneres reported her talk show would reach a conclusion in 2022 after 19 seasons.
The presenter said she was leaving since her show was “not a challenge any more”.
NBC said The Kelly Clarkson Show – presently in its second season – will supplant DeGeneres’ program from autumn 2022.
Tracie Wilson, the leader VP of 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.
“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.”
Clarkson, 39, won the first season of American Idol in 2002 and proceeded to have hits with songs like Stronger, Miss Independent and Since U Been Gone.
More recently, she has launched The Kelly Clarkson Show, an hour-long programme which features celebrity guests. The program appeared to strong ratings in 2019.
DeGeneres, 63, uncovered recently she was stepping down from her show toward the finish of her present agreement.
Her departure came in the wake of declining ratings and allegations from some staff members that there was a poisonous workplace environment behind the scenes.
It prompted three senior producers on the show losing their jobs and DeGeneres opening the current season with an on-air apology.