- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is set to end her talk show after recording her 19th season, which will air in 2021/2022
- A source said the producers of the show are set to make the announcement on Wednesday, May 12
- According to the source, Ellen has had enough and told her team she's done following claims of toxic workplace and tanking numbers
Talk Show host Ellen DeGeneres is set to quit her talk show after 19 seasons and over 3,000 episodes following toxic workplace claims from former employees and sinking ratings.
The news comes several weeks after it was reported that Ellen lost exactly one million viewers despite apologising for the claims.
A source close to the host who doubles as a comedienne told Daily Mail Ellen was expected to make the announcement public on Wednesday, May 12.
According to the source, Ellen has had enough and told her team that she was done.
The source further noted ratings had tanked by 40% in New York City and Chicago and that Ellen had lost 59% of her viewers in Los Angeles. She has also lost 32% of her Philadelphia audience and 50% of her San Francisco audience.
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Her most recent season premiered in September 2020, and she has steadily lost viewers since then. The drop in viewership comes after the premiere of the 18th season received the highest ratings for an "Ellen" premiere in four years.
After the show and its host were accused of misconduct and producing a "toxic environment," several viewers tuned in to see the 63-year-old host apologise to her workers.
In her opening monologue, the Finding Nemo star addressed the string of allegations levelled against her by former and current employees. She also claimed that they had made the necessary changes and were now starting a new chapter.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ellen DeGeneres shared the details of her COVID-19 experience.
Ellen detailed how she found out she had contracted COVID-19, noting it was just before she taped an episode of the show, and everyone that was with her had to run for their dear lives.
She hilariously revealed that her wife made her sleep in a different room and for the first three days she slept for 16 hours.