Ellen DeGeneres ‘to end talk show’ after 19 years amid ‘appalling’ ratings and bullying accusations

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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly ending her show after 19 years on air, sources say.

The comedian, 63, is calling time on her stand out show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, after 19 seasons with her last season set to finish towards the end of this year.

An insider revealed that Ellen will be making an announcement on her future later today after accusations of workplace bullying were alleged last year.

A source informed the MailOnline: “The ratings have tanked and have been truly appalling this year and Ellen knows her time is up.

“The show has bled viewers since the toxic environment around Ellen and her show was made public.”

Ellen, who has been revealed as the celebrity who lost the most Instagram followers in 2020, previously said she "takes responsibility for what happens at my show".

This comes after a number of her former employees spoke out against the show alleging it was a “toxic workplace” to be in over the last few years.

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Speaking to Buzzfeed, former employees of the show alleged how they were instructed by their direct managers not to speak to comedian and host Ellen if they saw her around the office.

Another staffer told the publication: “That ‘be kind’ bulls**t only happens when the cameras are on. It's all for the show.”

Following the release of the allegations, the New York Times reported that the show lost more than one million viewers in the six months leading up to March 2021.

Ellen responded to the accusations in a video statement, stating that she “learned things happened [on the show] that never should have happened.”

“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. 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 realise that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”

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