Popular American comedian and television host, Ellen DeGeneres will end her long-running US talk show in 2022 after 19 years on the air, following accusations that she allowed a toxic work environment.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has aired since September 2003, will come to an end in 2022 after its 19th season.
The talk-show host is expected to make an announcement explaining why she’s pulling the plug today, May 12, according to The Daily Mail.
The publication have said that a source told them it’s because Ellen “has had enough and told her team that she’s done”.
The insider said: “She’s promised one more season after this one and will exit at the end of the 2021/2022 season.
This comes as several former and current employees of The Ellen Show accused the 63-year-old host of ignoring “bullying” by executives.
The employees in question also accused the star of fostering a “toxic” work environment in general.
Ellen had apologized following the accusations.
“I was going to stop after season 16,” DeGeneres said. “That was going to be my last season and they wanted to sign for four more years and I said I’d sign for maybe for one.
“They were saying there was no way to sign for one. ‘We can’t do that with the affiliates and the stations need more of a commitment.’
“So, we [settled] on three more years and I knew that would be my last. That was the plan all along.”