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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Ellen Degeneres, winner of mulitple awards, poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

And Ellen made the shocking announcement on her show yesterday, that after 19 seasons it’s time to call it quits.   She explained why she made the decision she did that she always knew in her heart the upcoming 19th season would be her last, and she’s trusting her instincts as she prepares to walk away.

Ellen says despite the rumors, the scandal surrounding her behavior on set and allegations of work toxicity had NOTHING to do with her decision. She says if that was the case, she wouldn’t have come back this season. A few ex employees are reacting to the news saying they’re glad the show is ending and it’s a consequence for her actions. One former employee said “It all comes out in the wash at the end, and you realize this is really what she deserves and what the show deserves.” And as to who could be taking Ellen’s place. For now The Kelly Clarkson show is a favorite to grab that Ellen 3pm time slot but rumor has it Tiffany Haddish is being groomed to take over the talk show crown. Tiffany has filled in for Ellen numerous times and according to a source “She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.”