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Lilly Singh Image Credit: AP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Canadian-born Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, on bagging a late night show of a major TV network.

Trudeau tweeted on Sunday evening: “Congratulations Superwoman! You’re making Canada proud — and making us laugh along the way.”

To which, Singh replied: “Thank you Prime Minister! Please find a way to send me ice caps and Timbits while shooting.”

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Justin Trudeau Image Credit: Bloomberg

Singh has landed a rare chance to host a late night talk show on a major broadcast network — a huge feat for a woman of colour.

She will replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s late night talk show. The show will be re-titled ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ and will launch in September, making her the only woman to currently host a late night talk show on one of the big networks, reported Variety.

‘A Little Late’ will feature Singh, who first became famous as a YouTube star, conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature elements”.