KELLY Clarkson’s talk show may be taking over Ellen DeGeneres’ spot as the comedian’s ratings have slipped after she was accused of being “mean.”
The longtime host received backlash in 2020 after numerous former employees called out her program for allowing a “toxic” work environment.
Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show time slot may be up for grabs soonCredit: Getty Images
Kelly Clarkson and her popular daytime talk show could be taking over the longtime host’s 3 p.m. spot
First mentioned by the Instagram gossip site Deux Moi, Page Six has also reported that some changes may be in the pipeline at the NBC network.
The 62-year-old has seen her ratings drop by 8 percent, and with one year left on her exiting contract, The Kelly Clarkson Show may just slip into the standup-comic’s 3 p.m. time slot.
The original American Idol winner is also helped by the fact that it became the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years after kicking off in September 2019.
Ellen’s ratings have taken a hit after she was accused of tolerating a ‘toxic’ work environment Credit: YouTube / TheEllenShow
In fact, Kelly‘s ratings hit a season high, and even matched Ellen’s for the first time ever.
Show producers at Telepictures want to keep the important time slot, but a source told the outlet: “Telepictures knows Ellen wants out, but execs want to keep the time slots and put another host in her place.”
Meanwhile, the original American Idol winner just hit her ratings season highCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The insider added: “Kelly would likely get Ellen’s time slots, but Telepictures will fight to keep them.”
Ellen’s “be kind” persona was questioned last summer after claims hit that the TV personality’s show tolerated everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment.
The stand-up comic has been in damage-control mode ever since various former employees alleged she turned a blind eye to everything from bullying to sexual harassment Credit: The Mega Agency
Ellen, seen here with her wife Portia de Rossi, was also accused of not exactly practicing the ‘be kind’ persona she pledges so oftenCredit: Alamy Live News
Warner Bros. would currently investigate as many higher ups were forced to leave, or in some cases, were even fired – three top producers were given the boot.
Many top execs at the program were forced to leave after the shocking allegations, with three producers being firedCredit: AP:Associated Press
Ellen – seen here recovering from Covid – would apologize, but it is said she has still struggled to book big-time guests on her showCredit: Instagram
However, two former staff members would exclusively tell The Sun that workers believe Ellen’s “apology and denial that she knew anything was going on” regarding the alleged behind-the-scenes misconduct is “complete bull.”
The insiders said at the time: “For over a decade Ellen has treated her staff poorly, which is ironic because of her on-camera persona.
“She is literally like two different people. One is awful, power-hungry and constantly yells at everyone for any little that goes wrong with the production of the show.
“The other character that Ellen plays is what the world sees – a hilarious, kind and giving woman who is a fearless advocate for the LGBTQ community.”
As for Kelly, she has continued to reel in rave reviews for her talk show, as she has opened up to her viewers even while dealing with her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.