Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show ended its 19-year run on Thursday, May 26 2022, after more than 3,000 episodes.
Ellen DeGeneres issued a statement explaining her decision to quit her show. “The fact is that I always follow my intuition. My intuition told me it was time. “I’ve always recognised the importance of timing as a comedian,” she added, stopping. In all honesty, I’ve always felt that the end of this incredible story should come next season.
“When you’re a creative person, you need to be challenged all the time – and as fantastic and delightful as this show is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres said.
DeGeneres added that her decision to stop the show was unrelated to the toxic workplace allegations she faced last summer. “It almost affected the show. It was quite upsetting to me. I mean, extremely. But if I were leaving the programme because of it, I would not have returned this season “She stated.
The Ellen DeGenere show has won more than 60 Daytime Emmy awards, the most recent coming when it was named outstanding entertainment talk show in 2020.