Daniel Ricciardo Set to Appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show After US GP

Published 10/27/2021, 3:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Mike Blake


Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian-born Formula 1 driver, carries a special place in his heart for the United States. The Southern American lifestyle certainly seems to have attracted the Honey Badger, which was quite blatant during the foregone race weekend in Texas.

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Ricciardo had an entirely different appearance, having tweaked his beard style and sporting a sheriff’s coat, typically looking like a cowboy. The fans loved it, the drivers loved it, the entire paddock loved it. And now, his fame has reached one of the most famous talk-show hosts in the United States.

Upcoming talk show episode starring Daniel Ricciardo

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American comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, who runs her own talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will be inviting the 2021 Italian Grand Prix winner, Ricciardo, to the show. Along with the Honey Badger, the two-time host of The Oscars will also be inviting actor/stand-up comedian, Tracy Morgan.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Episode 38 of season 9 starring Ricciardo and Morgan will premiere on November 3, 2021, on over 85 channels in and around the United States, including ABC, CBS, and Comedy Central.

The description read, “Actor Tracy Morgan; Race car driver Daniel Ricciardo; High school seniors who were both nominated for homecoming queen by their class.

Other F1 drivers who made it to The Ellen Show

Prior to Ricciardo, only one F1 driver has made it to The Ellen Show, and it’s the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton. The Briton showed up in one of the episodes back in 2016.

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And most of the interview revolved around Formula 1, which isn’t much of a shock. But, it wasn’t before Ellen did her Ellen-style of introduction to Hamilton by showing a slideshow of his shirtless pictures on the big screen.

So, it is quite possible that a similar script could be awaiting in the union of Ellen and Ricciardo. Moreover, with Ricciardo being one of the funniest drivers on the grid, joining Ellen for a TV show is possibly the best thing an F1 fan could ask for.

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Somehow, it feels like we are in for a laughter riot with the two. Well, the wait is almost over, as we hardly have a week to go for the premiere. So, to the F1 fans around the world, don’t miss this episode!

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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