Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres Ending Her Talk Show

Ellen DeGeneres has announced her daytime talk show will soon end after 19 years, and has spoken at length about the misconduct allegations behind-the-scenes of the show.

The talk show host said she will wrap up her namesake show in 2022 after nearly two decades and over 3000 episodes.


 

Ellen explained, “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

Last year the show was rocked by allegations of misconduct and a toxic work environment that led to the sacking of three producers. The show’s ratings have recently dropped.

Ellen told The Hollywood Reporter the behind-the-scenes turmoil wasn’t the reason for her decision.

“If I was quitting the show because of that, I wouldn’t have come back this season,” she said.

At first, Ellen recalled, “it was hard because I was sitting at home… I see a story that people have to chew gum before they talk to me and I’m like, ‘Okay, this is hilarious.’

“Then I see another story of some other ridiculous thing and then it just didn’t stop.

“And I wasn’t working, so I had no platform, and I didn’t want to address it on [Twitter]. I thought if I just don’t address it, it’s going to go away because it was all so stupid.

“With the talk show, all I cared about was spreading kindness and compassion, and everything I stand for was being attacked.

“So, it destroyed me, honestly. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

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