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Conan O'Brien: 'US Talk show hosts are gods'

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American television host and comedian Conan O'Brien thinks talk show hosts are treated like "gods" in the US.

Speaking to Shortlist magazine, the 51-year-old Saturday Night Live star said: "There's a long tradition of people who are gods in the States, but unknown anywhere else.

"[US tall show host] Johnny Carson used to go to Wimbledon every summer, and he'd talk about how odd it was to walk around without being recognised. He was like Superman without his cape."

Conan is to be broadcast on TruTV in the UK at 11pm from August 4.

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