Ellen DeGeneres on speak present ending after 19 seasons: ‘I was crying every day’

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Ellen DeGeneres is reflecting on her run as a daytime speak present host forward of her ultimate sign-off.

The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has appeared on tv units for 19 seasons and greater than 3,200 episodes. Now, the comic is formally saying goodbye after almost 20 years on-air when her ultimate episode airs on Thursday. DeGeneres introduced the tip of her present in 2021 after a yr of brutal headlines involving a poisonous office scandal.

In a brand new interview, DeGeneres, 64, stated she isn’t feeling as emotional in regards to the finality of her scenario as she as soon as did months in the past when she was nonetheless taping episodes into late April, telling The Hollywood Reporter that since she knew a season out her curtain name could be coming, she did her greatest to “take it all in” as the times dwindled.

“It’s funny because the last couple of months I was more emotional than I was in the last week or two,” DeGeneres advised the publication. “I got really emotional about two months out, but that last week I wasn’t because I really just wanted to enjoy it. I was working with [former monk] Jay Shetty a lot, too, on being present and I was. I was very present for all of it.”

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In truth, the “Relatable” performer pressed that it was the emotion from the parade of visitors making their ultimate appearances on the present that stunned her, describing the sensation as “flattering” provided that they’d “really enjoyed themselves on my show.”

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“For people like Zac Efron to get emotional — I mean, he really teared up, but there are so many people who grew up on the show and so that [response] was very flattering,” she defined. “[Doing press] is a necessary evil in this business. You do a job and then you’ve got to go out and talk about it, and people ask questions over and over again, and I came from that side of the business and I was always like, “How can I make this a greater, extra enjoyable expertise for folks?”

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DeGeneres went on to say that while she believes she made the “proper alternative” in ending her show, the funnywoman admitted that “a few months out … I used to be crying on daily basis.”

“I used to be actually emotional, despite the fact that it was my alternative, and it’s the precise alternative. I knew it was time to finish this chapter and to do one thing completely different, however nonetheless it was actually emotional,” DeGeneres lamented, adding “I didn’t need the final two weeks to be about that.”

Ellen DeGeneres  said she is going to take her time away from TV to figure out her next move. 

Ellen DeGeneres  stated she goes to take her time away from TV to determine her subsequent transfer. 
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“I’d meditate every day on my intention and how much I wanted to be present and enjoy it and I wanted that for the audience, too,” she continued. “I wanted people to be reminded of what we brought to television with the music and the games and everything. It was more of a variety show than anything, and I wanted the last two weeks to be pure fun because I struggle with anxiety and depression and I know how important it is to have an escape. We’re reminded every single day of what’s going on in the world, from a sick family member to wars and fires and global warming. There are so many different things that make you sad.”

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As for what she’s going to embark on subsequent, DeGeneres stated she’s heeding the recommendation of her shut pal, Oprah Winfrey — who cautioned DeGeneres towards leaping into her subsequent gig so shortly — be it appearing or in any other case. DeGeneres may also nonetheless helm her manufacturing arms Ellen Digital Ventures and A Very Good Manufacturing.

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“She said I won’t really feel it until September when I’d normally go back [into production],” stated DeGeneres, who nonetheless owes Netflix one other stand-up particular. The host additionally praised Winfrey as “obviously a very wise woman, and one of the wisest things that I got from her is when making a margarita, always use fresh lime, never bottled lime. So, I’ll always remember that.”

Ellen DeGeneres aiming pistol in a scene from the film 'Goodbye Lover', 1998. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Ellen DeGeneres aiming pistol in a scene from the movie ‘Goodbye Lover’, 1998. (Photograph by Warner Brothers/Getty Photographs)
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DeGeneres began Season 18 of her present by addressing the accusations of a poisonous work atmosphere and sexual misconduct allegations on the present that plagued the host’s popularity in 2020.

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“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened,” she started.

“I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.

The 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' announced it was coming to an end in May 2021 after a year of scathing headlines

The ‘Ellen DeGeneres Present’ introduced it was coming to an finish in Could 2021 after a yr of scathing headlines
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“This is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ I am Ellen DeGeneres. My name is there, my name is there, my name is on underwear,” the host joked. “We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes, and today we are starting a new chapter.”

Bombshell accusations rocked the present for a number of months, which culminated in a number of former worker testimonials of sexually inappropriate habits by ousted producers. One producer had additionally reportedly been on the coronary heart of the complaints of poor office tradition.

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