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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Show Ending & Thanks Fans For Support During Tomorrow's 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Episode

Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Show Ending & Thanks Fans For Support During Tomorrow's 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Episode

Ellen DeGeneres is making things official by announcing the end of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday’s (May 13) program.

The big announcement was revealed earlier today, but the host will address the end with her legion of fans and viewers on the show tomorrow.

Fans have other theories about why the show is ending, too.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show will end with Season 19 in Spring 2022, and has earned a handful of accolades, including 64 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey will join Ellen on the show to discuss the announcement, and Pink will also be featured as a guest, and perform her new single, “All I Know So Far.”

Click inside to read Ellen’s entire opening monologue about the final season…

Scroll down for Ellen‘s speech about the show ending…

If you’ve been watching this show, and I trust that you have, you know that a few weeks ago we celebrated our 3000th show. 3000 shows! So, that means as of today, we’ve done 3000 shows, plus 14, which is um…3000, plus 14 shows. I know, it’s a lot.

And today, I have an announcement to make. Today, I’m announcing that next season, Season 19, is going to be my last season.

So, the past 18 years, you have to know, has changed my life. You all have changed my life and I am forever grateful to all of you for watching, for laughing, for dancing… sometimes crying. This show has been the greatest experience of my life, and I owe it all to you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I want you to know that I’ve thought a lot about this decision. I sat with it for a while. I meditated on it. I talked to Portia. I talked to myself. A few times, I was talking to myself, and Portia thought I was talking to her. One time I was talking to Portia, but she thought I was talking to myself because of the other times when I was talking to myself, and she thought I was talking to her. One time, I was talking to Alexa and Siri answered, and then another time I was talking to the TV, and I accidentally texted my eye doctor. The point is, I need to take a break from talking.

Two years ago, I signed a deal for three more years and I always knew in my heart that Season 19 would be my last.

Nineteen is a great number. First of all, the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. This may be controversial, but I believe women should be allowed to vote. I said it. I said it. Also, on the periodic table, 19 is the atomic number for potassium.

You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons. The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it’s time. As a comedian, I’ve always understood the importance of…timing. In all seriousness, I truly have felt like next season was the right time to end this amazing chapter.

In 1997, I knew it was time to come out on my sitcom and live my truth. Back then, I had a vivid dream that a bird flew out of a cage and set itself free because it needed to get out of that cage. Recently, I had a dream that a bird, a beautiful bird with bright red feathers, came to my window and whispered, “You can still do stuff on Netflix.” And that was the sign I was looking for.

Eighteen years ago, on the very first show, I said this was gonna be a relationship and we’re gonna continue that relationship even when this show ends. But not in this house cause you know, I love to move.

I promise you that we’re going to have a fantastic final season. It will be a season where I truly get to say, “Thank You. Thank you all.” Every day will be a celebration. There will be a lot of surprises, there will be trips down memory lane, and a few detours through Why Did I Wear That Alley.

Of course, we still have a lot of celebrating to do this season. So, let’s bring out one of my favorite people in the entire world – tWitch!

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