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This Is Why Kelly Clarkson Moved Her Talk Show from LA to NYC

Clarkson explained her mindset behind the major move. 

By Jackie Manno

The Kelly Clarkson Show relocated across the USA this year, with Season 5 finding a home in New York City from its origin of Los Angeles. 

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Kelly Clarkson made an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers during her first week of Season 5 episodes to chat about the move. Meyers, who was a guest on the first episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show in Season 1, asked Clarkson how she's been enjoying The Big Apple so far.

"I love it," Clarkson responded. "I didn't really realize the underground vibe. There's so many restaurants. There's a whole world underneath," she added before Meyers amped her up for the iconic tree lighting at 30 Rock. 

This is also Clarkson's first time living in NYC, something that her children, River Rose, 9, and Remington, 7, were luckily totally on board for. 

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"The thing they just got excited about, they've been to a show before, but not since we've lived here. And it was a long time ago. So they saw Lion King the other night. And then I saw Lion King three times yesterday because they re-enacted the entire thing," Clarkson told Meyers before adding that River Rose and Remington were also apparently fascinated by Times Square at nighttime.

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"It keeps you busy. There's so many things to do all the time," Clarkson said.

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Why did Kelly Clarkson move from Los Angeles to NYC?

In the same interview, Clarkson explained why she made the decision to take The Kelly Clarkson Show to the east coast.

"I really needed a fresh start, on a personal note," she explained. The "Since U Been Gone" singer also clearly doesn't regret her choice. "I don't know if I've ever done the show this happy before," she said. Clarkson expressed a similar sentiment on a recent interview with USA Today

“I knew I needed a fresh start and couldn’t be in LA. I really wanted to be in Montana, but you can’t really do a show from there quite yet. So I was like, ‘The only other option would probably be New York,'" she told the outlet.

She also talked about future plans for the show. “We’re definitely going to be on the streets and doing different things that we weren’t capable of in LA because it’s so spread out. People that watch daytime television want to laugh and cry at a beautiful performance. They want to be inspired."

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