David Letterman Announces Retirement – Who Will Take Over The ‘Late Show’?

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After over three decades, pioneer of late night television, David Letterman, is planning to call it quits.

Letterman, 66, announced this week that next year will be his last as host of the Late Show, which got us thinking – who will take over for the legendary TV personality?

Many have already speculated that it could be comedian Chelsea Handler, who allegedly isn’t renewing her contract with E!, meaning she’ll leave her post at Chelsea Lately at the end of this year.

Others have stated that Ellen DeGeneres, who has hosted her own daytime talk show for over a decade and emceed the Oscars twice, would make a great replacement. Hosts already in the late night game have also been mentioned, such as Conan O’Brien and Craig Ferguson.

A few have even suggested that Tina Fey & Amy Poehler should host the show as a duo, and names like Chris Rock, OprahLouis C.K., John Stewart, Howard Stern and Stephen Colbert have also been thrown into the hat.

Regardless of who replaces Letterman, they will surely have big shoes to fill, as he has hosted over 4,000 episodes of the show and entertained millions while enjoying a huge amount of success.

Who would you like to see behind the desk when David Letterman says goodbye to the Late Show in 2015? Vote below! 

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