Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her daytime talk show after its upcoming 19th season.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, DeGeneres said “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was no longer a challenge for her.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” she said.
DeGeneres, 63, and the show’s producers have come under intense scrutiny in recent months after news reports detailed an allegedly toxic workplace.
In a report published by BuzzFeed News last July, anonymous former employees accused the show’s executive producers of harassment and claimed they experienced a culture of racism, fear and intimidation.