Ellen DeGeneres has retired her speak present dancing sneakers.
After 19 seasons, the daytime TV legend took her last bow as host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” as she filmed its last episode on April 28. The present’s final hurrah will air on Might 26.
DeGeneres mirrored on the second with a sentimental nod to the previous.
“After we began this present in 2003, the iPhone did not exist,” she wrote on Instagram. “Social Media did not exist. Homosexual marriage wasn’t authorized. We watched the world change, generally for the higher, generally not. However no matter was occurring, my purpose was all the time for the present to be a spot the place we might all come collectively and chortle for an hour.”
The comic ended her message with gratitude for her followers.
“Being invited into your lives has been the best privilege of my life and has introduced me unimaginable pleasure,” she wrote. “Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.”
In current weeks, company like Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian have taped farewell appearances on the present.
DeGeneres introduced plans for her present to finish again in Might 2021, saying that she was listening to her intestine.
“The reality is, I all the time belief my instincts,” she stated on the time. “My intuition advised me it is time. As a comic, I’ve all the time understood the significance of timing. In all seriousness, I really have felt like subsequent season was the proper time to finish this superb chapter.”
The announcement got here throughout a tough time for “The Ellen DeGeneres Present,” the place allegations of a “poisonous work setting” had made headlines. Although DeGeneres’ sunny picture took a success, she insisted the detrimental press wasn’t the rationale she in the end determined to finish the present.
“If it was why I used to be quitting, I might haven’t come again this yr,” she advised TODAY on the time.. “I actually did take into consideration not coming again, as a result of it was devastating. It began with assaults on me and attacking the whole lot that I stand for and imagine in and constructed my profession round…I’m a form particular person. I’m an individual who likes to make individuals completely happy.”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Present” airs its last episode on Might 26.