Ross Mathews is absolutely giddy about having his own talk show and going from being a “superfan” of celebrities to becoming one himself.

The 33-year-old openly gay Mathews recently told his boss Chelsea Handler – who is executive producing Hello Ross – that his show is the opposite of her Chelsea Lately.

“When I'm on your show and, like, you guys are all so horrible, and I'm over here – no, I mean it's fun to like pick on people and stuff. And I love pop culture, so I'm always in the corner being like, 'But I like Jessica Simpson at any size.' And so, my show is about for people who love it. Like I love it, you love it, let's talk it out. That's what Hello Ross is all about,” he said.

Mathews, who started out as “Ross the Intern” on The Tonight Show, told the AP that Hello Ross, which premiered last Friday on cabler E!, “is the show that I always wish existed as a superfan myself.”

He added that some people in Mount Vernon, Washington, the small town where he grew up, disagreed with his decision to pursue a career in show business.

“Growing up, you know, wanting to do this and being what I am, which is like this cartoon version of like a gay person with a big voice and a high pitch, there were a lot of people who told me, 'It's probably not gonna happen for you. Broadcasting? It's probably not the way you should go.' (Laughter.) I'm lucky. My parents and my family were like, 'Whatever you want to do, go do it.' To be honest, I'm not really good at anything else (laughter) so there was kind of no other option. What was I gonna do? Be a cop? There was like this laser focus to get here,” Mathews said.