Ellen DeGeneres was in tears when she went out to her beloved audience for the last time, taking her final bow on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which is airing tomorrow.
In a recently released clip, the 64-year-old comedian appears from behind a screen to a gay audience, as she has always done for the past 19 seasons in the hit series.
A visibly overwhelmed Ellen could be seen struggling to hold back tears as she stepped into the audience, with her wife Portia de Rossi and brother Vance DeGeneres sitting in the front row.
Farewell: Ellen DeGeneres comes out in TEARS one last time … while Rossi’s wife Portia encourages her from the front row of a final show with guests Jennifer Aniston, P! Nk and Billie Eilish.
Clearly excited, the TV veteran put his hand on her heart as she said “thank you” to the crowd as Portia, 49, was also seen looking tear-eyed.
Ellen will be joined by A-List guests Jennifer Aniston, P! Nk and Billie Eilish for her final show, which will air in full tomorrow.
Friend Jennifer was the first guest on Ellen’s show back in 2003, and this final episode marks her 20th appearance overall.
Give it up for their girl: Rossi’s Ellen Portia’s wife and her brother Vance DeGeneres could be seen sitting in the front row for the final show.
Going: Ellen held back tears as she put her hand on her headset amidst rave applause
Goes: Everything became too much for the comic while she took it all in
Away: At last it looked as if Ellen had given in to her emotions
The last few weeks have been full of stars for the show, which featured guests including Oprah Winfrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron and Bruno Mars.
DailyMail.com first announced the news that the interview show will end back in May last year, following her toxic workplace scandal, which resulted in the dismissal of three major producers.
She herself confirmed the news shortly afterwards in a statement saying: “When you’re a creative person, you have to be constantly challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just no longer a challenge.”
Her biggest fans: wife Portia and brother Vance could be seen cheering from the edge
What follows: Ellen and Portia reportedly leave for Rwanda
Final: Ellen came out to her audience for the last time in the final episode will air tomorrow
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Wednesday, Ellen said Oprah told her about the end of the show: “I won’t really feel it until September, when I would normally be back. [into production]. ‘
As the show draws to a close, the TV star will spend time in Rwanda with his wife Portia, where she has opened an educational campus to help rescue wild mountain gorillas.
Speaking about the emotional final season, she said: “I knew this season was going to be my last season, so I really tried to take it all in. And it’s funny because the last two months I’ve been more emotional than I have been. two weeks. ‘
Going out with a bang: The last few weeks have been full of stars for the show, which featured guests including Oprah Winfrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mila Kunis.
‘I was very excited about two months out, but last week I wasn’t because I really wanted to enjoy it. I worked with [former monk] Jay Shetty was also very present and I was. I was very present for everything. ‘
The former sitcom star also told THR that “a big juicy movie role will seduce her now she’s leaving daytime television”.
She told them: ‘It’s definitely a chance, and there have been some offers for that. And it just depends on the weather. That would be great. ‘
– But then I also like to set up, so I can always write another special and go out and [perform]which is [wife] Portia [de Rossi]the preference of. She loved it when we went out on what she calls a “tour.” She doesn’t understand, we only went to seven cities.
Signature: Ellen has long been considered the queen of daily television since her show premiered back in 2003