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Kelly Clarkson debuts The Kelly Clarkson Show and dishes on her dream guest 

From American Idol to the top of the charts to her very own talk show.

Kelly Clarkson is blazing her own path through daytime television with the launch of her own eponymous series, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

DailyMailTV got a first-hand look at the fun and funky set – the vibe of which is an LA record studio meets a backyard barbecue in the country – and got the chance to sit down with Kelly. 

The new darling of daytime: Kelly Clarkson dished about the debut of The Kelly Clarkson Show with DailyMailTV and gushed about her dream guest

The format sees the hitmaker bringing together a panel of celebrities and non-celebs who have compelling stories to discuss and engage together as a group.

‘I think non-celebrities are just as important as celebrities and so I wanted a show to represent that,’ the 37-year-old beauty explained. 

She added: ‘I want an even playing field. Everyone’s invited here, everyone is represented, everybody’s included.’

To kick off each episode, a member of the audience gets to pick a song of their choice by any artist for Kelly to cover. 

Tune in! DailyMailTV got a first hand look at the fun and funky set - the vibe of which is an LA record studio meets a backyard barbecue in the country - and learned about the show which is a mix of celebrities, real people and music

Tune in! DailyMailTV got a first hand look at the fun and funky set – the vibe of which is an LA record studio meets a backyard barbecue in the country – and learned about the show which is a mix of celebrities, real people and music

I think non-celebrities are just as important as celebrities and so I wanted a show to represent that,' the 37-year-old beauty explained. 'I want an even playing field. Everyone's invited here, everyone is represented, everybody's included.'

I think non-celebrities are just as important as celebrities and so I wanted a show to represent that,’ the 37-year-old beauty explained. ‘I want an even playing field. Everyone’s invited here, everyone is represented, everybody’s included.’

‘The audience is almost like a co-host,’ the songbird quipped.

‘It kind of feels how it feels on tour for me. You play off of them, you feed off of that energy.’

While the Grammy winner admitted she was a bit nervous in the beginning, she quickly found her footing and said that giving the audience their own personal Kelly Clarkson concert each show helped ground her.

Star power! Kelly will be giving the audience a mini concert to kick off each episode and her interaction with the crowd 'feels how it feels on tour'

Star power! Kelly will be giving the audience a mini concert to kick off each episode and her interaction with the crowd ‘feels how it feels on tour’

'I come in signing so that's my wheelhouse': Just like Kelly, the set and show has an upbeat fun vibe

‘I come in signing so that’s my wheelhouse’: Just like Kelly, the set and show has an upbeat fun vibe

‘It’s oddly comfortable,’ Kelly revealed. ‘I come in signing. So, that’s my wheelhouse.’

The series premiered on Monday September 9 with a major A-lister – who surprisingly wasn’t even the first choice. 

Kevin Hart was slated to be Kelly’s inaugural guest but had to back out after he suffered injuries from a car accident at the beginning of the month.

First up! Clarkson's first big guest was scheduled to be Kevin Hart but after a tragic car accident left him hospitalized, his pal The Rock stepped up in his place

First up! Clarkson’s first big guest was scheduled to be Kevin Hart but after a tragic car accident left him hospitalized, his pal The Rock stepped up in his place

His pal Dwanye ‘The Rock’ Johnson stepped up and took the actor’s place. 

‘Dwayne Johnson saved the day with our first episode, actually,’ Kelly said gratefully.

Star’s like Jennifer Garner, John Legend and Ellen DeGeneres are among the A-listers who will sit down with Clarkson and her studio audience during her first season.

'Dwayne Johnson saved the day with our first episode, actually,' Kelly said gratefully

‘Dwayne Johnson saved the day with our first episode, actually,’ Kelly said gratefully

This season: With a roster of A-listers already in the bank, Kelly revealed that her dream guest is Meryl Streep - who she famously fangirled over on the red carpet

This season: With a roster of A-listers already in the bank, Kelly revealed that her dream guest is Meryl Streep – who she famously fangirled over on the red carpet 

One star she is aching to interview should come as no surprise – the legendary Meryl Streep.

‘I’ve probably scared her away from me but I’m okay with that,’ Kelly said of her dream guest.

‘I’m a huge fan of Meryl Streep so I would love have her on my show which is a total long shot but I’ve always been a kid who dreams big.’

'I’ve probably scared her away from me but I’m okay with that,' Kelly said of her dream guest. 'I’m a huge fan of Meryl Streep so I would love have her on my show which is a total long shot but I’ve always been a kid who dreams big.' (Meryl and Kelly meeting at the Golden Globes in 2018)

‘I’ve probably scared her away from me but I’m okay with that,’ Kelly said of her dream guest. ‘I’m a huge fan of Meryl Streep so I would love have her on my show which is a total long shot but I’ve always been a kid who dreams big.’ (Meryl and Kelly meeting at the Golden Globes in 2018)

Kelly famously went viral after her exchange with the Oscar winner on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes when she had a good-natured freak out over coming face to face with Streep.   

‘It’s not my fault I was so caught off guard! I would’ve played it cool if I’d known it was going to happen,’ Kelly told DailyMailTV about the viral moment. 

Jokingly she added: ‘I scared her full on.’ 

Coming soon: Star's like Jennifer Garner, John Legend and Ellen DeGeneres are among the guests who will sit down with Clarkson and her studio audience during her first season

The goal: Kelly said she's looking forward to using her new platform 'to be able to do so many cool things' and hopefully bring people together in the current divisive climate

Coming soon: Star’s like Jennifer Garner, John Legend and Ellen DeGeneres are among the guests who will sit down with Clarkson and her studio audience during her first season

Considering the star power behind Clarkson’s new show, it’s not a stretch to imagine a talent like Meryl popping in for a chat.

Kelly said she’s looking forward to using her new platform ‘to be able to do so many cool things’ and hopefully bring people together in the current divisive climate.

The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays across the United States, check local listings for times. 

Check it out: The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays across the United States, check local listings for times

Check it out: The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays across the United States, check local listings for times

 

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