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Ellen DeGeneres Tests Positive For COVID-19, Halts Production Till January

Top American Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19. Ellen revealed her health status on The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Twitter feed on Thursday 10th December 2020.

“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.” DeGeneres wrote.

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The announcement comes on the heels of a Buzzfeed report that The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been losing advertising and celebrity booking not to mention slipping in the ratings in the wake of allegations of the host fostering a toxic workplace.

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“In a typical year, ‘12 Days of Giveaways’ is huge. Everyone wants to be in the audience. Everyone wants the gifts. And so we line up all these crazy sponsors, and people love it. But this year, our 12 Days is more condensed.” an employee told Buzzfeed.

 

“We don’t have as many sponsors. This feels like our make-it-or-break-it moment. This will be our biggest report card and. For the first time, you have an idea for a celeb, even if they’re not A-list or famous, we’ll take anyone who will bring us numbers and eyeballs.”

 

A spokesperson for studio Telepictures released this statement: “Following Ellen’s announcement this morning, we have paused production on the Ellen DeGeneres Show until January.”

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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