Kelly Clarkson, allegedly, had something to do with Ellen DeGeneres’ decision to quit Ellen Show next year.
According to National Enquirer, Ellen DeGeneres has always been threatened by Clarkson. And after realizing that the ratings for Ellen Show won’t improve, she decided to bow out.
A source claimed that Clarkson’s talk show has been getting high ratings since its inception. And the success of The Kelly Clarkson Show, allegedly, caused the downfall of Ellen Show.
Kelly Clarkson’s success encouraged Ellen DeGeneres to quit ‘Ellen Show’
Even though DeGeneres’ decision to quit her talk show didn’t have anything to do with Clarkson, the tabloid still insisted that it did.
“Kelly has been seen as the future for a while now. She’s relatable, funny, unaffected, and talented, whereas Ellen has this snooty, ice queen kind of vibe,” the source said.
Ellen DeGeneres unaffected by the scandals
According to the source, DeGeneres was determined to not step down as host of Ellen Show even after she was embroiled in a series of scandals. So, everyone was shocked to learn that she finally stepped down because of Clarkson.
“She was determined not to step away from her show when the scandal broke. She didn’t want her legacy to be the boss of a toxic work environment, which is why she returned,” the source said.
Kelly Clarkson show a huge success
Meanwhile, Clarkson is, allegedly, thrilled to learn that Ellen DeGeneres quit. After all, she knows that this will help improve the ratings of her talk show even more.
“She’s taking the ball and running with it. Ellen’s taking the whole thing very badly. She doesn’t do well under pressure. The fear is that she’ll lash out – and Portia de Rossi could catch the brunt of it,” the source said.
However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. DeGeneres’ decision to quit Ellen Show doesn’t have anything to do with Clarkson.
While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian said that she needs to be challenged in order for her to continue what she’s doing.
“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,” Ellen DeGeneres said.
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