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Ellen DeGeneres to END her talk show after 19 seasons

Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

After 19 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.

Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show after 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, DailyMail.com can reveal 

The source said, 'The show has bled viewers since the toxic environment around Ellen and her show was made public.' 

Since its season premiere in September, the show garnered an average of 1.5 million viewers by March - down 1.1 million from the same time-frame a year ago, which had 2.6 million average viewers. 

'I learned that things happen here that never should have happened,' Ellen said in her season premiere. '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 realize that with that comes responsibility. I take responsibility for what happens at my show.'

'This is me and my intention is to always be the best person I can be, and if I've ever let someone down, if I've ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that,' she said. 'If that's ever the case, I've let myself down and I've hurt myself as well because I always try to grow as a person.

'I look at everything that comes into my life as an opportunity to learn. I got into this business to make people laugh and feel good, that's my favorite thing to do.'

A source close to the host tells DailyMail.com,' She has had enough and told her team that she's done'

Executive producers (left to right) Jonathan Norman, Kevin Lenman and Ed Glavin were accused by over 30 former employees of sexual misconduct and were all fired 

The claims of Ellen's toxic work environment were revealed in July 2020 by one current and 10 former employees of the daytime talk show who accused three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, of 'bullying.'  

Executive producers Glavin, Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were all fired from the popular talk show following the accusations leveled against them by current and former staffers. 

Ellen came out with an apology after it was announced that her show was subject to a probe by WarnerMedia which looked into 'staff experiences on set'.  

The host sent her staff a memo in which she wrote she was 'taking steps... to correct' issues with her employees.

'On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness - no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry,' Ellen said in the memo. 

'As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't,' she added. 'That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again.' 

Among the allegations was one made by a Black woman who claimed she suffered a number of 'microaggressions,' her request for a raise was ignored and she was accused of 'walking around looking resentful and angry' after asking for staff members to undergo diversity and inclusion training.

Another former employee alleged they were fired after taking medical leave for one month following a suicide attempt.

A popular claim that circulated is that staff members were instructed not to speak to Ellen. 

Some claims included that staff are required to chew gum before speaking to her because of her 'sensitive nose', and that she polices staff lunch orders and bans anyone from eating fish or meat. 

In addition to these claims, the show was rocked again when three dozen employees of the daytime talk show alleged that senior executives who work behind the scenes groped and kissed staffers, solicited one of them for oral sex, and were 'handsy with women.' 

Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer, is alleged to have 'groomed' a former employee by taking him to concerts and showering him with other gifts and perks before attempting to perform oral sex on him. 

Kevin Leman, the show's head writer and executive producer, is alleged to have solicited oral sex from an employee. Others say they witnessed Leman grope another colleague.

And Ed Glavin, an executive producer, allegedly 'had a reputation for being handsy with women,' according to former employees. 

The former staffers told BuzzFeed News that they believe the host knew that several of her senior showrunners and producers were alleged to have committed sexual misconduct against junior-level employees. 


Ten former and one current member of Ellen's staff alleged they were bullied, fired for attending family funerals or taking sick leave, while one woman claimed to have walked off the job after facing comments about her race.

'That 'be kind' bulls*** only happens when the cameras are on. It's all for show,' one anonymous staff member said.

Staff said they were told not to talk to DeGeneres herself while she was on set, and that the day-to-day running of the show was left to producers.

The employees said they did not have first-hand experience of DeGeneres being unpleasant, but said she needs to take more responsibility for how her employees are treated.

However, allegations have mounted from other sources against the host herself - sparked by a Twitter thread from comedian Kevin T. Porter

Calling DeGeneres 'notoriously one of the meanest people alive', he asked people for 'the most insane stories you've heard about Ellen being mean'.

The tweet received 2,600 replies and saw Porter give $600 to an LA foodbank, after promising to donate $2 for every legitimate mean story.

Claims included that staff are required to chew gum before speaking to her because of her 'sensitive nose', and that she polices staff lunch orders and bans anyone from eating fish or meat.

Separately, security worker Tom Majercak - who was assigned to be Ellen's bodyguard at the 2014 Oscars - said she was 'sly' and 'demeaning' to him.

'Ellen is the one person that I've been assigned to - and I've been assigned to quite a few celebrities - that has never taken the time to say hi to me,' he said.

'She's not the person she portrays to be that she's playing off of society.'

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