“If you’re a artistic individual, you continuously should be challenged — and as nice as this present is, and as enjoyable as it’s, it is simply not a problem anymore,” DeGeneres informed THR in an interview revealed Wednesday.
A rep for DeGeneres subsequently confirmed the information to CNN.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Present,” which has gained 64 daytime Emmy Awards, is presently in its 18 season. The present will wrap after Season 19, in response to the report. DeGeneres will focus on her choice in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, scheduled to air on Thursday’s episode.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Present” is produced by Warner Bros. Tv, which like CNN is a part of WarnerMedia.
The information of DeGeneres shifting on from her discuss present comes after a pandemic impacted season. The present went on a short hiatus when DeGeneres was recognized with Covid-19 in December. Staffing modifications had been additionally made final summer season after some producers got here below scrutiny for making a poisonous work setting.
“If I used to be quitting the present due to that, I would not have come again this season. So, it isn’t why I am stopping but it surely was exhausting as a result of I used to be sitting at residence, it was summer season, and I see a narrative that individuals should chew gum earlier than they discuss to me and I am like, ‘Okay, that is hilarious.’ Then I see one other story of another ridiculous factor after which it simply did not cease. And I wasn’t working, so I had no platform, and I did not need to handle it on [Twitter] and I believed if I simply do not handle it, it is going to go away as a result of it was all so silly,” she mentioned.
DeGeneres mentioned one of the troublesome components of her choice is that she is going to miss her workers.
“Pay attention, that is my household. They’ve turn out to be my greatest buddies,” she added. “I come to work and I chuckle each single day.”
DeGeneres mentioned she is considering her subsequent steps professionally.
“I’ve some concepts however my agent is rather like, ‘Why do not you simply sit nonetheless for a minute. You most likely do not even understand how exhausted you might be and what it is going to be like to sit down nonetheless.’ And I do not understand how lengthy I will be capable of do this as a result of I am like a Ferrari in impartial. I am continuously needing to go. So, that is my first problem after which I’ll determine it out. I would not have thought I used to be ever going to do a chat present once I stopped doing films and sitcoms. I believed that that was the one path. After which unexpectedly there was a chat present that took me on this 19-year journey.”