Chelsea Handler is planning on quitting her US talk show on the E! network when her contract expires in nine months, according to her manager Irving Azoff.
The 39-year-old star has hosted ‘Chelsea Lately’ for the past eight years, where she has an average viewership of 572,000 a night, but intends to leave the programme in nine months time and has a number of offers for work coming in from elsewhere.
The host’s manager Irving Azoff told The Hollywood Reporter: “Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.”
Chelsea – who is believed to make around $9 million a year from the show – has previously voiced her concerns about the E! network and described it as “a sad, sad place to live.”
Before adding: “They don’t know what they’re doing. They have no ideas. It’s a failure.”
A source at one company on the list to meet with her believes those remarks may affect her chance of getting work in the future.
The source said: “When you see talent go after a network like that, you think one day it could be me.”
E! have refused to comment on the blonde beauty’s future.