Indian origin YouTube sensation set to host NBC late-night show

Indian origin YouTube sensation Lilly Singh is set to become the only woman and LGBTQ person to host a late night show on a major US network.

The show — A Little Late With Lilly Singh — will start in September. It will air in Carson Daly’s slot on weeknights at 1.35am.

The announcement was made by Lilly on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she was joined by Seth Myers.

"I'm so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch. I get to make it inclusive… and create something I really believe in," Singh said on the show.

According to Forbes, she was among the top paid YouTubers in 2017. Her book How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life was a New York Times No 1 best-seller.

Priyanka Chopra, who is very close to her and has appeared on Lilly's channel, congratulated the famous YouTuber on Instagram. Her better-half, Nick Jonas also joined Priyanka in congratulating the newest NBC host.

Priyanka also congratulated her close friend on Instagram. Photo courtesy: Instagram/Lilly Singh

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau also congratulated her on Twitter.

A Canadian born to Indian parents, Singh gained fame for her YouTube channel Superwoman, launched in 2010, which today boasts 14.5 million subscribers.

More power to you, Superwoman!