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Ellen DeGeneres Considers Retiring From Her Daytime Talk Show

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Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an interview with The New York Times that she is considering retiring from her daytime talk show.

DeGeneres stated in the article published on Wednesday that her contract ends in 2020, and she is torn between leaving and staying on the show.

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The comedian expressed that her wife, Portia de Rossi, wants her to move on from the show and experience new things, but her brother, Vance DeGeneres, wants her to continue doing the show.

“She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” DeGeneres said about her wife.

“I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle.” de Rossi expressed. “I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”

DeGeneres has her first standup special since 2003, Relatable, coming to Netflix on December 18. “I wanted to show all of me,” she said. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.”

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