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Amid the allegations and investigation, some have started speculating that perhaps DeGeneres could step down, or be forced to leave, her role as the show's host. While most reports indicate she has no intentions of doing that, if she did the network would reportedly seek to hire James Corden as her replacement.

The Sun reports the Corden has been targeted by NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy even before the DeGeneres scandal happened. He is a "huge fan of James," the outlet reports, and has had him "high on his wanted list for talent and a long term replacement for Ellen."

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Corden is currently the host of "The Late, Late Show" on CBS.

"James Corden was being eyed for Ellen's job in the long term before any of this came to light," an anonymous source said. "This issue has fast tracked everything and made everyone look at the future today. Now this shocking new development places a spotlight on the next step."

The New York Post published an internal NBC email on Saturday that said DeGeneres is not leaving the show, and is in fact expected to return to filming late this month.

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WarnerMedia announced this week it is launching an investigation into the show along with a third party firm.

The producers of the show released a statement following the news of the investigation and said "truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience."

It continued, "It's not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better."

A source recently told Us Weekly that DeGeneres is very distraught about all of this.

"Ellen is at the end of her rope," the source said. "She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it's not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming."

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