Ellen DeGeneres to end TV show next year

scandal 13/05/2021

The show is coming to an end for Ellen.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has aired since September 2003, will come to an end in 2022 after its 19th season.

“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,” Ellen told The Hollywood Reporter.

The announcement comes just months after the show faced accusations it was a toxic place to work. Leading to three senior producers losing their jobs.

Ellen went on to say that last year's allegations that the show's workplace was "dominated by fear" had not been a factor in her decision to pull the plug.

"If I was quitting the show because of that, I wouldn't have come back this season," she said, while admitting it "destroyed" her to see "everything I stand for... attacked".

Ellen told her staff of the decision on Tuesday and is due to be interviewed about it by Oprah on Thursday.