Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show, DailyMail.com has revealed. After 18 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, a source close to the host tells DailyMail.com that Ellen is expected to make the announcement today because she ‘has had enough and told her team that she’s done.’
‘She’s promised one more season after this one and will exit at the end of the 2021/2022 season – the 19th season of the show.’ they said. ‘The ratings have tanked and have been truly appalling this year and Ellen knows her time is up.’
The show’s end comes after several former and current employees accused Ellen, 63, of fostering a toxic work environment last year and turning a blind eye to bullying by executives. Ellen and Warner Brothers are expected to make a public announcement as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to the source.
The source said, ‘The show has bled viewers since the toxic environment around Ellen and her show was made public.’ The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; in Los Angeles, she’s lost 59% of viewers. In Philly ratings in the same time period were down 32% and in San Francisco she lost 50% of viewers
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