Ellen DeGeneres: ‘I’ll walk away from TV show when I stop having fun’


Ellen Degeneres has no plans to step down from hosting her daytime talk show anytime soon.

The 61-year-old has presented The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the last 16 years, and has surpassed the record set by The Oprah Winfrey Show to become the most recognized talk show at the Daytime Emmy Awards, with a total of 53 nominations and 31 wins.

Reflecting on the show’s success, the comedian told Entertainment Tonight’s Deidre Behar that she’ll continue to host the programme as long as she’s having a good time.

“You know, I’ll walk away when I stop having fun. I actually don’t care about the rest of the people,” the star quipped, during the Netflix-hosted For Your Consideration event for the star’s stand-up special Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable on Wednesday (May 8, 2019). “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.”

The Finding Dory star went on to share that she tries to keep up with people’s thoughts on the show, and is constantly aware of keeping things fresh to maintain the interest of her audience.

“I hope I know when people are tired of me, and I think I’ll sense that,” she considered. “Well, people get tired of people, especially in today’s age.”