What 20+ Favorite TV Show Hosts Looked Like When They Were Young


Talk show hosts are now funny, involved, and even contentious, usually dressed up and wearing makeup, but they weren’t always like this. America’s most famous TV show hosts used to appear drastically different than they do now. Even celebrities like David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Oprah Winfrey have photos from their youth that you may never have seen.

we prepared a series of photo collages of notable talk show hosts from time to time for your amusement.

Stephen Colbert — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

© likepeterose / reddit© Montclair Film / Flickr

David Letterman — Late Show with David Letterman

© Alan Light / Flickr© Sarah E. Freeman / Grady College

Jon Stewart — The Daily Show

© PsychicAtom / reddit© Montclair Film / Flickr

Jimmy Kimmel — Jimmy Kimmel Live!

© classmates.com© Pete Souza / White House

Jimmy Fallon — The Tonight Show

© Jimmy Fallon / Twitter© Montclair Film / Flickr

Conan O’Brien — Conan

© Conan O’Brien / Twitter© Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

Craig Ferguson — The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

© The Big Tease / Warner Brothers© Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

John Oliver — Last Week Tonight

© John Oliver / Twitter© Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival

James Corden — The Late Late Show with James Corden

© James Corden / Twitter© Dominick D / Flickr

Seth Meyers — Late Night with Seth Meyers

© classmates.com© PandamicPhoto.com / Flickr

Phillip Schofield — This Morning

© Phillip Schofield / Instagram© Phillip Schofield / Instagram

Chelsea Handler — Chelsea Lately

© Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library© US Dept. of Education / Wikimedia Commons

Larry King — Larry King Live

© michaelconfoy / reddit© Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

Kelly Ripa — Live with Kelly and Ryan

© Kelly Ripa / Instagram© Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Ryan Seacrest — Live with Kelly and Ryan

© Ryan Seacrest / Instagram© Duncan Rawlinson – Duncan.co / Flickr

Oprah Winfrey — The Oprah Winfrey Show

© Vic / Flickr© Oprah / Instagram

Wendy Williams — The Wendy Williams Show

© Wendy Williams / Instagram© The Heart Truth / Flickr

Anderson Cooper — Anderson Cooper 360°

© Anderson Cooper / Instagram© Anderson Cooper / Instagram

Katie Couric — 60 Minutes

© Seth Poppel / Yearbook Library© David Shankbone / Wikimedia Commons

Samantha Bee — Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

© Samantha Bee / Twitter© Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film

Ellen DeGeneres — The Ellen DeGeneres Show

© Open House / FOX© The Ellen DeGeneres Show / ellentube.com

Jay Leno — The Tonight Show

© I’m Dying Up Here / PublicAffairs, © Jim Smeal / BEImages/EAST NEWS

From the list above, who is your favourite TV show host? What did you think of their transformation? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and let’s chat about it!

Preview photo credit Open House / FOXThe Ellen DeGeneres Show / ellentube.com