Ellen DeGeneres announced that she has decided to quit The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This has tabloids speculating if the host is quitting her show because of Kelly Clarkson. Allegedly, DeGeneres has always been threatened by Clarkson. And after realizing that the ratings for her show won’t improve, she decided to bow out.
Today is a big day. Next season is a big season. pic.twitter.com/Ii4m9IDuYv
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 13, 2021
Ellen DeGeneres Wasn’t Ready To Quit Until Kelly Clarkson
Clarkson’s talk show has been getting high ratings since its inception. And the success of The Kelly Clarkson Show, allegedly, caused the downfall of Ellen Show. Clarkson’s success encouraged DeGeneres to quit her show. It was said that Kelly is relatable, funny, unaffected, and talented. Meanwhile, Ellen supposedly had this snooty, ice queen kind of vibe.
Apparently, DeGeneres was not prepared to step down as host of Ellen Show. Not even after she was embroiled in a series of scandals. She didn’t want her legacy to be the boss of a toxic work environment, which is why she returned. Therefore, everyone was shocked to learn that she finally stepped down because of Clarkson.
In the meantime, Clarkson is, allegedly, thrilled to learn that Ellen DeGeneres quit. After all, she knows that this will help improve the ratings of her talk show even more. This is the best opportunity to reap most benefits.
The Real Reason For Quitting
DeGeneres’ decision to quit The Ellen DeGeneres Show doesn’t have anything to do with Clarkson. As a matter of fact, she is not exactly quitting the industry, she is just focusing on new projects. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian said that she needs to be challenged in order for her to continue what she’s doing. She admitted–
“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.”