Kelly Clarkson wants NFL announcers and fans to focus on the game and not on Taylor Swift’s romance with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce.
The talk show host, 41, who recently unveiled her revenge body following her bitter divorce, spoke how the celebrity coupling has affected coverage of the sport on her show Friday, while interviewing Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang, 32.
‘It’s not hilarious how it is literally taking over the NFL for people that like watching sports now,’ the Stronger singer lamented.
Ever since Taylor, 33, attended the Chiefs vs Bears game September 24, there’s been an increase in NFL viewership as her fans, the Swifties, tune in to try to catch a glimpse of the superstar in one of the sky boxes.
According to Variety the appearance delivered a total audience of 24.32 million viewers and scoring the highest among female demographics across the ages of 12-17 and 18-49.
Interference: Kelly Clarkson, 40, is calling ‘interference’ over the amount of attention NFL announcers are giving to the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce romance during football games
There was a similar bump in viewership when the Chiefs took on the New York Jets October 1.
The NFL knows a good thing when it sees it and has changed it’s name on X (formerly known as Twitter) to ‘NFL (Taylor’s Version.)
Kelly called interference on the most recent game coverage.
‘It’s like you’re watching Housewives while you’re watching, and they’re just talking about gossip things and you’re like “so what about the play?”‘ she joked about the commentators’ new focus.
Bowen dished on the ‘Trayvis’ surprise appearance on SNL last weekend.
‘It was so wild. We didn’t expect them to come,’ the comedian explained.
‘I round the corner, they’re at the page desk and … I’m like, “Oh, there’s two of the tallest people I’ve ever seen. Who are they?”’ he explained.
‘And then I was like, “Oh, my goodness, wow, it’s them! OK, they’re here,” and it was wild.’
Ratings: Taylor’s recent attendance at Kansas City Chiefs games has boosted ratings, and received lots of attention from commentators (Pictured October 12)
Housewives: ‘It’s like you’re watching ‘Housewives’ while you’re watching, and they’re just talking about gossip things and you’re like “so what about the play?”‘ she joked about the commentators’ new focus during her interview with SNL star Bowen Yang Friday
Bowen revealed he was a fan of Taylor’s and had taken in one of her sold-out Eras concerts.
Taylor introduced the night’s musical guest Ice Spice, with whom she collaborated on the Karma remix from her Midnights album.
Travis also put in a surprise cameo in one of the sketches.
Introduction: Taylor, 33, introduced Ice Spice, 23, who was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last weekend. The hitmaker collaborated with the young artist on Karma from her Midnights album
Cameo: Travis, 34, made a surprise cameo during the show
Tour: It’s uncertain how many more games Taylor will be able to attend. She will soon begin filling up stadiums again on the South American leg of the Eras tour. The new shows are scheduled to kick off November 9 in Buenos Aires
It’s uncertain how many more games Taylor will be able to attend.
She will soon begin filling up stadiums again on the South American leg of the Eras tour.
The new shows are scheduled to kick off November 9 in Buenos Aires.
They will continue through November 26 in Sao Paolo, according to TaylorSwift.com.