A candid and open talk between two of their favorite celebrities is something that people always crave for. Luckily, it is one of the wishes that come true more often than not. From a show taking the popularity of the young ones in the Kardashian family to the next level to the world-famous Ellen DeGeneres Show, many talk shows around the world feature our favorite celebrities who answer the questions related to personal life without any filter. Like most other things, Hollywood can be credited for the popularity of talk shows. Still, the concept has been popular in almost every part of the world.

When we see celebrities on screen, we are often be fooled by their aura, screen presence, and heavenly appearance that comes after several rounds of touch up. But in real life, they are just like us- flesh and bone. To see our favorite celebrities spilling their life secrets and answering controversial questions is a treat to watch. Controversy is an integral part of life for those in showbiz, and negative publicity is as important as positive publicity. These talk shows let the celebrities get their share of publicity in exchange for some controversial answers. There’s always a debate about which one is the best talk show in the world.

While we have no intention of playing a judge for the debate, we have managed to prepare a list of some of the best talk shows from around the world.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: 

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There’s literally no confusion about which show should be at the top. There’s hardly any part of the world where The Ellen DeGeneres Show is not watched. DeGeneres’ unique way of connecting with the audience, the capability to make celebrities spill secrets, and her signature dancing are some of the factors that make this show a super hit. Like every other show, this show has had its fair share of controversies, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting more popular with every passing day. 

The Oprah Winfrey Show: 

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Rated 5.1 by IMDB, the Oprah Winfrey Show started in 1986 and concluded in 2011. Due to the immense success of the show, Oprah Winfrey is the woman she is today. With 23 seasons, Oprah Winfrey became one of the most popular and influential women in the business. Unlike other celebrity talk shows, this show featured ordinary people sharing extraordinary tales from their lives with Winfrey. But that doesn’t mean that Oprah didn’t interview celebrities at all. Its wide range of guests was one of the reasons behind its wide-scale acceptance. 



The Phil Donahue show was one of the first time daytime talk shows. The show was first telecasted in 1967, and it went on to air till 1996. Since the idea was still new at that time, it gradually became a popular show. The stage of Donahue saw numerous guests from several fields. The host also interacted with those in the audience. It was the first show to feature breakdancing on television in the 1980s.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show: 

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Only two seasons of the Kelly Clarkson Show have been aired so far, and it is already a super hit. With 5.4 ratings by IMDB, the Kelly Clarkson show is one of the most popular talks globally. People have absolutely loved to see the evolution of Clarkson from music artist to an engaging TV personality and interviewer. The show has earned three Daytime Emmy Awards. Clarkson follows a casual approach while trying to get to know about influential and inspirational stories of normal people. 

Live With Kelly and Ryan: 

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The show has been airing since 1983 and has seen several hosts, including the late Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford. It is now hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. The two have been hosting the show together since 2007. Ripa has been hosting the show since 2001. The morning show is famous for its candid and unscripted conversations, prizes, and entertaining interviews. 

Koffee With Karan: 

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When we take the global population into account, we certainly can’t leave out one show that is aired in a country of 1.3 billion people. In the news for explosive revelations and controversial remarks, Koffee With Karan is hosted by Karan Johar, and it was first aired in 2004. The show was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons after Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul. This is the platform where we see Indian celebrities spilling some of their secrets. It is certainly the most popular talk show in India. 

Rachel Ray: 

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Rachel Ray is actually an amalgamation of two unique concepts. Mostly, Rachel engages the audience and directly and teaches them some recipes. While the show is based on cooking, Rachel also welcomes different guests and interviews them casually. The guests on the show include popular actors, health experts, artists, musicians, and lifestyle experts. IMDB has rated the show 4.3.