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 programme will be her last
17 May 2021
An insider told Page Six: "Tiffany is a favourite, she has humour and empathy in spades.
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“She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.”
Tiffany, 40, stepped in for Ellen in October 2020 and just last month, while she has also hosted 'Kids Say The Darndest Things'.
This week, Ellen revealed she is "forever grateful" to her fans for "changing her life" by watching the programme.
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.
"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.
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. Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry have finalised their separation.
The former couple - who have son Rhodes, six, together - filed for legal separation in December 2019 after five years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences, and it's now been revealed they have agreed details on separating their assets.
According to The Blast, the 'Conners' actress - who has two other children, Levi, 16, and Sawyer, 13, with former partner Ali Adler - submitted a stipulated judgement package to the court which features the terms she and the 4 Non-Blondes singer have agreed on.
Before their split is officially recognised by law, a judge will need to sign off on the settlement, the details of which have not been disclosed.
Sara and Linda's split came at a time of big changes for the 46-year-old actress because she also decided to quit talk show 'The Talk'.
She explained: "This is something I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth, but I've decided it's time for me to leave the show.
"I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult... Last season, I did 'The Conners' as you know and was also producing and here.
"I loved it and felt totally empowered, but also, if I'm being honest about it, I think my life was slightly out of balance. I wasn't able to spend as much time with my three kids as I'd like, or time for myself and as I've continued on, I'm starting to develop more things to produce and I'm having opportunities to act and feeling like I don't know how I'm gonna do it all."
"I promise you that we are going to have a fantastic final season. It will be a season where I truly get to say, thank you. Every day will be a celebration."