Steve Carell Opens Kelly Clarkson's Talk Show Premiere With Iconic '40-Year-Old Virgin' Scene Re-Creation

Steve Carell
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Steve Carell on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Sept. 9, 2019. 

Kelly Clarkson's new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, premiered on Monday (Sept. 9), and the songstress tapped into an iconic viral moment for the opening.

To announce Clarkson, Steve Carell stepped up to the microphone. "Live on tape from Universal Studios in Hollywood, ladies and gentleman, ahhhhh, Kelly Clarkson," Carell screamed, referring to his well-known scene in 40-Year-Old Virgin. The famous moment in the comedy shows Carell blurting out Clarkson's name in pain during a vicious chest-waxing.   

Catch the funny kick-off to Clarkson's new venture below, and watch The Kelly Clarkson Show weekdays.


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