Looks like Ellen and her talk show aren’t going anywhere any time soon. The host announced during Tuesday’s show taping that she signed on for three more years of the show, which has already been going for 16 years. Of course, being Ellen, she had to make it sound like she was about to announce the end of the talk show before revealing that she had signed on for three more years.
“OK, so I have been doing this show for 16 years. That’s about 3,000 episodes,” she began. “I don’t remember them, but I’m told it was enjoyable. And when we started, that was before Instagram, before Youtube, we were young, we were bored out of our minds, and from the beginning, I said that this show was going to be like a relationship. We have been through the good, the bad, the 50 Shades of Grey phase, and it’s been a lot of fun. And 16 years is a pretty good run. 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.”
“Three more years! Three more years!” she chanted.
She then went on to explain that she had no idea what the show would be when she started, and how it helped her through the tough time she had just gone through after her career suffered from coming out of the closet.
“This show was my second chance, and it turns out it also helped other people go through a tough time,” she said.
Doing this show has been the ride of my life. pic.twitter.com/Mytkjxj4xa
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019