Ellen DeGeneres announced that she will be saying goodbye to daytime television soon.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning television host revealed that the upcoming 19th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be the final one.
"It’s going to be really hard on the last day, but I also know it’s time. I’m a creative person, and when you’re a creative person you constantly need to be challenged," she said on why she decided to end the show.
"And as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore. I need something new to challenge me," Ellen added.
In the same interview, the host also opened up on how she felt about the allegations thrown at her last year.
In 2020, allegations of a toxic work environment around her show made headlines.
"All I cared about was spreading kindness and compassion, and everything I stand for was being attacked. So, it destroyed me, honestly. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t."
Ellen will have a sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey on her May 13 episode to discuss her departure from daytime television.
"I haven’t asked her advice yet, but I’m sure she’s going to say exactly what my agent did: 'Sit still for a while and figure it out.' But look at her. She stopped and she didn’t have to do anything again, and she’s done a tremendous amount since then. So, I don’t look at this as the end at all. It’s the start of a new chapter, and hopefully, my fans will go with me wherever I go," she said.