Next month, YouTuber extraordinaire Lilly Singh will be bringing her X chromosomes to late-night television with A Little Late on NBC, which will replace Carson Daly’s long-held 1:30 a.m. time slot. (He was there for 17 years!) But before the contract was signed and Singh alerted her millions and millions of followers to her good fortune, THR has an interesting tidbit in a new profile about her — specifically, that Singh wasn’t the network’s first choice to host the show. Nope, sorry. It was actually model, feisty cookbook author, and social-media prodigy Chrissy Teigen, who had “already passed” on the late-night offer before executives went to Singh. THR didn’t know the reasoning behind Teigen’s rejection, but she’s currently a judge on the network’s Bring the Funny competition series, so we’ll just speculate wildly and say … she didn’t like the time slot! (Her husband, John Legend, is also in the NBC family as a Voice judge.) Her amusing anecdotes will have to stay on Twitter for now.
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