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Lilly Singh will replace Carson Daly for new late night talk show

Lilly Singh will replace Carson Daly for new late night talk show

Continuing her career-long trend of breaking boundaries, Singh's hosting position will make her the only woman now helming a late-night show on any of the four big US networks, according to Variety.

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.

She will be the only female late-night host on the big four United States networks.

NBC via Getty Images Jimmy Fallon, Lilly Singh and Seth Meyers celebrating Singh's new late-night show on Thursday.

Singh's announcement that she will be joining the male-dominated late-night host circuit is definitely a sign of progress.

Daly said last month that he's chose to end his "Last Call" show to focus on new and continuing projects, including as host and producer of NBC's "The Voice". "But I do think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman also to get a show".

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The TV personality said she was "honoured and privileged" to be offered the role, adding in a press release: "An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true", Singh said in a press release.

Lilly Singh, who became a social media star with her YouTube videos, will now be hosting a late night show on NBC. "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope m parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild".

The announcement comes a month after NBC said Last Call with Carson Daly was ending. "We can't wait to get started".

Singh also shared the news on Instagram writing, "I can't even believe I am writing this caption". "Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers", she wrote. The stand-up comedian has amassed a YouTube empire with 14 million subscribers, and earned $10.5 million for her views by 2017, according to Forbes.

Alongside her YouTube career, Singh has also appeared in several films including Bad Moms, Ice Age: Collision Course and HBO's Fahrenheit 451.