Covid-19 infection is indeed indiscriminate. Leaders, businessmen, and actresses have not escaped the spread of this virus. This time, actress and host Ellen DeGeneres tested positive for Covid-19.
As a result, the production process for her talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” was stopped until January, reports to USA Today.
On October 28, The Ellen DeGeneres Show became one of the first television programs to invite audiences into a limited number of studios. A total of 40 viewers watched the live program, while 70 viewers saw it virtually. The studio where the program held can accommodate about 300 viewers. The last few episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in early December featured well-known guest stars.
Before infected Covid-19, the name DeGeneres became a hot topic because of the suspicion of a toxic work environment in his program.
As a result of this assumption, the number of viewers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show decreased dramatically. Ratings for the talk show in September reduced 38 percent compared to last year.
Reports about a toxic work environment on the DeGeneres program makes three top producers got fired, cause reducing the show’s fans.
Despite the controversy, DeGeneres won the E! People’s Choice Award for best talk show last November. “Thank you from my deepest heart,” he said virtually.
DeGeneres said the award that she received was inseparable from the crew and staff who worked in the program. She also appreciated the fans who remained and wanted to watch the programs he delivered. “I can not tell how grateful I am and what this means for me. It is more than I can say to you,” he said.