Ellen DeGeneres has signed a three-year contract to keep hosting her daytime talk show – The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The anchor recently shot down rumours that she was planning to leave the popular show. During Tuesday’s episode, Ellen faced the camera to set the record straight. "I've been doing this show for 16 years, that's about 3,000 episodes," DeGeneres told her audience. "I don't remember them but I'm told they were enjoyable."
"From the beginning I said this show was going to be like a relationship,” she continued. “We have been through the good, the bad, the Fifty Shades of Grey phase. It's been a lot of fun and 16 years has been a pretty good run.”
While sharing all this, Ellen almost made the audience think she was announcing her departure from the show. But 61-year-old didn’t leave her fans hanging for too long. "Sometimes, in a relationship, you need to take a break. But I don't! You're stuck with me, because I just signed for three more years." The comedian posted a clip of the announcement on the official Twitter account with the caption: “Doing this show has been the ride of my life.”
Watch the clip here:
Doing this show has been the ride of my life. pic.twitter.com/Mytkjxj4xa— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019
Reminiscing her hosting career, Ellen talked about how her self-titled talk show brought her back from what she felt was a career chasm, following the cancellation of her groundbreaking sitcom, Ellen.
"This show was my second chance… and it turns out it also helped other people go through a tough time,” she said.
“That's why I'm going to keep doing this show.”
"And Lamborghinis are expensive," the TV personality added with a laugh.
Speaking to Deidre Behar at a Netflix-hosted For Your Consideration event for her latest stand-up comedy special, Relatable, Ellen reflected on knowing the right time to step down. "I hope I know when. [Maybe] when people kind of are tired of me, and I think I'll sense that," DeGeneres shared. "You know, I'll walk away really when I stop having fun. I actually don't care about the rest of the people," she quipped. "If I'm having fun and no one's watching, I don't care. But if I'm not having fun and everyone's watching, then I should walk away.