If daytime TV is your thing your afternoons are about to get a whole lot brighter.
ITV2 has snapped up the rights to our favourite U.S. talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and brand new episodes will be aired every weekday at 1:45 p.m., a few days behind the U.S. broadcast, reported PinkNews.
You might think another chat show isn’t what U.K. TV needs but The Ellen DeGeneres Show is no ordinary chat show. Over its 12 year run, the show has been awarded 55 Daytime Emmys, including nine for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show. And the guests are the cream of the crop: recently including the cast of Star Wars and U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
DeGeneres, 57, hasn’t been on U.K. TV screens for a long time but of course we all know who she is. She became a household name when she appeared in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998. In 1997 she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and revealed that she was gay, to which the response was several standing ovations and a media frenzy.
ITV2’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Angela Jain, said: “We’re over the moon Ellen DeGeneres is joining ITV2 — her daily mix of Hollywood guests, topical comedy and great conversation is a welcome addition to the channel.”
DeGeneres herself gave a rather bizarre statement: “After what feels like decades of campaigning I’m so excited that my show is on ITV2. I can literally feel my crumpets tingling down in my cockles.”
Here are five reasons you’re going to love The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
1. Celebrities dance for her
2. She loves a prank
3. … and a parody
4. Wonderful things happen to ordinary people