ELLEN DeGeneres is to end her long-running US talk show, after 19 years on the air.
The announcement comes just months after the show faced accusations it was a toxic place to work.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has aired since September 2003, will come to an end in 2022 after its 19th season.
“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, ” she said.
DeGeneres’ show broadcast its 3,000th edition last month, which its host admitted had been an “emotional” experience.