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Ellen DeGeneres Ends Talk Show After 19 Years

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Ellen DeGeneres is ending her award-winning talk show after 18 years, as confirmed by a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the statement, the 63-year-old shared:

"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."

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The cancellation of she show comes after a year of workplace misconduct allegations.

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It all started with a thread on Twitter in the summer of 2020 with people telling their most outrageous stories about the talk show host.

The alleged stories included people who worked for Ellen, and people who had interacted with her throughout the years.

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A few weeks after that thread went viral, a few of Ellen's employee's spoke to Variety about their mistreatment while working on the show.

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The article claimed Ellen's staff was subjected to poor communication in regards to their pay, hours, and their mental and physical health.

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Ellen told THR the show has gone on longer than she anticipated.

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"I was going to stop after season 16. That was going to be my last season and they wanted to sign for four more years and I said I’d sign for maybe for one. They were saying there was no way to sign for one... So, we [settled] on three more years and I knew that would be my last. That’s been the plan all along. And everybody kept saying, even when I signed, “You know, that’s going to be 19, don’t you want to just go to 20? It’s a good number.” So is 19."

h/t: THR

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