Updated: May 12, 2021 01:04 PM
Created: May 12, 2021 11:06 AM
(WHEC/AP)— Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her daytime talk show after its upcoming 19th season.
The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that her upcoming season will be the last, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of her contract.
DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was no longer a challenge for her.
"When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news.
The show, which started airing in 2003 and is distributed by Warner Bros., has a mix of dancing, games and giveaways along with A-list celebrities. But the host, who built her brand on the motto "Be Kind," opened season 18 in September with a lengthy apology.
You can still catch the show, weekdays on News10NBC.
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