Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show

Lilly Singh swapped places with Jimmy Fallon on his Tonight Show on Thursday March 14 to celebrate her new role as late-night host

Lilly Singh swapped places with Jimmy Fallon on his Tonight Show on Thursday March 14 to celebrate her new role as late-night host Credit NBC

Lilly Singh will take over the 1:35 am timeslot with A Little Late with Lilly Singh, making her the only woman to now host a late-night talk show on a Big 4 network.

Lilly made this announcement on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

"I think its a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to have a late night show", she said. "I'm super honored and humbled".

Afterwards, Singh took to her Instagram to gush about her NBC late night hosts and her dream come true job. Get to know the future host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, which premieres in September 2019 and will air at 1:35 a.m.

As a guest on Thursday night's Tonight Show, Singh shares the good news with fellow NBC late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers.

As one of the most successful and lucrative YouTube stars ever (where she's known as IISuperwomanII), Singh has amassed more than 14 million subscribers on her channel. "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope m parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild". I'm so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family.

"I I can't even believe I am writing this caption".

"I'm numb. I can't even process". She posted her debut video on the platform eight years ago, and has since garnered 14 million subscribers, along with almost six million more on Twitter and over eight million fans on Instagram, making her one of the most successful YouTube personalities of all time.

Her acting credits include HBO's movie "Fahrenheit 451" and "Bad Moms". She also told Fallon that the show will be similar to her YouTube channel but bigger and better.

The Peacock network announced last month that "Last Call with Carson Daly" would end its run after 17 years and 2000 episodes. However, Daly will keep his roles on NBC's The Voice and Today.

In February, Singh came out as bisexual, an announcement many hailed as a potentially massive step forward for immigrant communities' acceptance of same-sex relationships, thanks to her widespread popularity.

"Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time". But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers ... "No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same x".

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