Friday 20 October 2017

Ricki, Ricki! – Legendary chat show host Ricki Lake set to return

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: In this handout photo provided by 20th Television, Ricki Lake poses during a portrait shoot for her new talk show
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: In this handout photo provided by 20th Television, Ricki Lake poses during a portrait shoot for her new talk show "The Ricki Lake Show" on May 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Art Streiber/20th Television via Getty Images)

Independent.ie reporters

DAYTIME TV enthusiasts have more reason to get comfortable on the sofa – legendary chat show host Ricki Lake is returning with a new series after nearly a decade off the air.

Her chat show, which ran from 1993 until 2004, regularly featured teen mothers, scorned lovers and secret cross dressing husbands.

Viewers will have to get used to Ricki’s new appearance however – the mother of two has lost 10 stone since the show was last on the air.

Shooting for the new series of the chat show, which will begin airing in September, has already begun, with Ricki tweeting “It’s good to be back :))) Thx #FriendsofRicki for coming xoxo”.

The previous run of the chat show saw the 43 year old nominated for an Emmy, however she eventually lost out to chat show Queen Oprah Winfrey.

Since the show ended Ricki has been involved in several other projects, most memorably a role in musical ‘Hairspray’ and a stint on ‘Dancing with the stars’ in 2010.

A promo for the new series was released last week, in which Ricki said: “Whatever you want to talk about, the conversation begins here”.

The new series airs in the US this September.

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