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Stephen Colbert wants a Fantastic Beasts star to host The Daily Show

Stephen Colbert offers suggestions for The Daily Show

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Stephen Colbert has submitted its proposals to take over hosting tasks The daily Newsincluding one Harry Potter series alum.

Colbert was once a correspondent for the show before landing his own titular talk show on Comedy Central, and has courted two stars in a bid to potentially take on the mantle recently vacated by Trevor Noah. On the same day, Noah reportedly had a relationship with singer Dua Lipa, from which he stepped down The daily News Leaving a massive opening on the late night circuit.

While a guest up Hell of A Week with Charlamagne the GodColbert offered two names to lead the series long-term, including current Daily show Correspondent Roy Wood Jr., but perhaps more interesting is his choice of a star Fantastic Beasts and where to find them Jessica Williams.

Williams also served as a correspondent for the series from 2012 to 2016, but has entered the world of filmmaking since leaving in 2016. In two of the films he appeared as Lally Hicks Fantastic Beasts movies, Colbert joked he didn’t think she would need the money after being part of such a lucrative franchise.

“I don’t know if she wants it, but Jessica Williams, I thought she would be great. But she’s all Harry Potter now, I’m not sure Comedy Central could afford her now.”

Noah’s last trip on the Daily show will arrive in early December, with his replacement yet to be announced as speculation mounts. It’s all worth it for Noah as he appears to be substituting TV for Lipa like most people would. Stephen Colbert wants a Fantastic Beasts star to host The Daily Show

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