Ellen DeGeneres thanked viewers for their longstanding support after filming the latest episode of her talk show on Thursday.
The comedian took to Instagram to share a photo of herself sitting in her usual white armchair on the talk show set, and in the caption she explained how times have changed since the program launched in September 2003.
“Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs May 26th,” she began the caption. “When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social media didn’t exist. Same-sex marriage wasn’t legal. We’ve seen the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.
“But no matter what, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour. To be a guest in your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has given me an incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The 64-year-old announced in May 2021 that the show would end after almost 20 years in May 2022.
Ellen has assembled an all-star line-up for her latest show, with guests including former US First Lady Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Garner, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Gwen Stefani, Serena Williams, Adam Levine, David Letterman , Diane Keaton and Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi. It will air on May 26.