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Tiffany Haddish is poised to take over Ellen DeGeneres’ reign on daytime television

Tiffany Haddish is poised to take over Ellen DeGeneres’ reign on daytime television… after host announced the end of her show in 2022

Tiffany Haddish is reportedly set to take over from Ellen DeGeneres on daytime TV.

The Girls Trip star has filled in for the chat show host a number of times, and bosses at NBCUniversal are keen to get her on board after Ellen, 63, announced the upcoming 19th series of her titular program will be her last.

An insider told Page Six: ‘Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades. She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.’

New role: Tiffany Haddish is reportedly set to take over from Ellen DeGeneres on daytime TV; seen in November

Tiffany, 40, stepped in for Ellen in October 2020 and just last month, while she has also hosted Kids Say The Darndest Things. 

After 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, Ellen reportedly informed her staff on Tuesday that she’s done with her self-titled show.

‘When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,’ DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter.  

In a pre-recorded video from her show, shared on her Twitter account, she told her virtual audience: ‘I am announcing that next season, season 19, is going to be my last season.

Finished: After 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, Ellen informed her staff on Tuesday that she's done with her self-titled show before making the big announcement publicly

Finished: After 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, Ellen informed her staff on Tuesday that she’s done with her self-titled show before making the big announcement publicly

Comfortable: Tiffany, 40, stepped in for Ellen in October 2020 and just last month, while she has also hosted Kids Say The Darndest Things

Comfortable: Tiffany, 40, stepped in for Ellen in October 2020 and just last month, while she has also hosted Kids Say The Darndest Things

‘So, the past 18 years, you have to know have changed my life. You have all changed my life. I’m forever grateful to all of you for watching, for laughing and dancing, sometimes crying.

‘This show has been the greatest experience of my life, and I owe it all to you. So, thank you.’

Ellen — who is married to Portia de Rossi — pondered the decision ‘for a while’, but also admitted that when she penned a three-season extension two years ago she knew then the 19th series would be her last.

An insider told Page Six : 'Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades. She's top of the list to get a daytime show – she's a fresh voice'

An insider told Page Six : ‘Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades. She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice’

She added: ‘I’ve thought a lot about this decision, I sat with it for a while. I meditated on it, I talked to Portia, I talked to myself.

‘Two years ago, I signed a deal for three more years, and I always knew in my heart that season 19 would be my last. Nineteen is a great number. The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, and I believe women should be allowed to vote.

‘You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons and the truth is I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it’s time.’

'When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore,' DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter; seen in January 2020

‘When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,’ DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter; seen in January 2020

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