Kelly Clarkson, the woman who singlehandedly got me through every single heartbreak I have ever experienced in life, is taking over Ellen DeGeneres‘ prime daytime TV slot with The Kelly Clarkson Show.

The news comes after The Ellen DeGeneres Show was cancelled 19 seasons in, amid allegations that Ellen treated her workers like shit and bullied celebrity guests.

“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,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hmmm. Sure, it had nothing to do with the tanked ratings or internet hate. Ellen can keep telling herself that, but I think we know what really happened.

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“Actually, no, that’s not the truth Ellen.” ICONIC.

The Kelly Clarkson Show is actually only in its second season, but the responses have been so positive that it was renewed until 2023, before being allocated Ellen’s daytime spot.

The Kelly Clarkson Show is one of the most optimistic success stories in first-run syndication,” Tracie Wilson, executive Vice President of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios said.

“Kelly and our entire production team put their heart, intent and incredible passion into making a show that resonates with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. We’re working on some big plans for season three and are looking forward to becoming the premier show in daytime for years to come.”

It’s not just TV execs that are super excited for the reign of our new, ‘Stronger’ supreme. The internet is frothing over Kelly Clarkson replacing Ellen, and it’s easy to see why – I literally cannot imagine a person more inviting to spicy celeb break up gossip. I mean, this is the woman who sang ‘Since U Been Gone’. I trust her.

Good riddance, Ellen. My life would NOT suck without you.