Ellen DeGeneres filed a brief absence, but her show will continue to air with a new host.
Following Ellen DeGeneres’ decision to take a break from the show, she let her resident dancer take over the position.
On Sept. 25, the resident-dancer-turned-to-co-executive-producer Stephen “tWitch” Boss began filling in DeGeneres’ position.
The creators of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” decided to let him be the talk show host throughout Friday’s episode of the controversial TV program.
Meanwhile, his wife, Allison Holker Boss, also came into the limelight to be the guest DJ in her husband’s place.
What Happened During tWitch’s First Day
tWitch welcomed Dancing With the Stars panelist Derek Hough and Queer Eye cohost Karamo Brown.
Furthermore, he also asked Brown about his recent split from fiance Ian Jordan after 10 years of being together. To make the atmosphere lighter, they eventually shifted their topic to self-reflecting in quarantine.
In addition, TikTok star Addison Rae also appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where she discussed her unstoppable rising to popularity on the video-sharing app.
tWitch and Rae also exchanged conversations about the TikTok star’s friendship with Kourtney Kardashian as well as her upcoming acting debut in the gender-swapped She’s All That remake.
The newest co-executive producer’s appearance on the show took place while The Ellen DeGeneres Show is still in the middle of controversy.
Several staff claimed that an alleged toxic workplace environment currently exists. They also revealed that they were fostered by show producers and, worse, DeGeneres.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Under Investigation
Over the summer, multiple news outlets revealed that WarnerMedia already launched an investigation to probe into the said claims.
Before the show returned this month, its executive producers Kevin Leman and Ed Glavin, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman left.
The three suffered from accusations about their alleged inappropriate behavior, including sexual misconduct. However, both Leman and Norman already denied what the staff said.
Meanwhile, in the middle of the shocking fallout, they promoted tWitch as co-executive-producer.
Although criticisms bombarded DeGeneres already, tWitch said otherwise and stated something positive.
“We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love,” Boss told Us Weekly. “Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love.”
He further stated that he would just leave all the news until they can finally say something about it publicly.
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