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Ellen DeGeneres discusses her decision to end her talk show next season

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Ellen DeGeneres announced Wednesday that after 18 years, the next season of her talks show will be the last. In a TODAY exclusive, Savannah Guthrie sat down with her in Los Angeles afterward for a candid discussion about her decision. “I think I got choked up on saying this has been the best experience of my life, because it has been,” DeGeneres says. She says allegations of a toxic work environment on the show are not the reason for her decision: “If it was why I was quitting, I would not have come back this year.” She adds: “I’m proud of the kind of show we do.”