The Ellen DeGeneres Show is coming to the UK
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be broadcast on ITV in the UK, it has today been announced.
It was announced today that the host’s long-running daytime chat show would be making its way across the Atlantic.
DeGeneres often uses the show as a platform to talk about LGBT stories and issues as part of the line-up, and has interviewed a number of prominent guests – from Caitlyn Jenner to Barack Obama.
The show first launched in 2003, but still attracts around 3.9 million viewers per episode state-side.
However, the show will now be airing in the UK, every weekday on ITV2.
A statement from Ellen said: “After what feels like decades of campaigning I’m so excited that my show is on ITV2.
“I can literally feel my crumpets tingling down my cockles.”
ITV2’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions Angela Jain said: “We’re over the moon Ellen DeGeneres is joining ITV2 – her daily mix of Hollywood guests, topical comedy and great conversation is a welcome addition to the channel.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air every weekday at 1.45pm, a few days behind the US broadcast.
Under a separate deal, NBC recently secured the show’s future until the 2019-20 season through a hefty renewal order.
Valari Staab of NBCUniversal said: “For more than a decade, ‘Ellen’ has anchored the daytime lineups of the NBC-owned stations, offering our viewers a great afternoon show, delivering a strong lead in for our early evening newscasts and helping to launch new hits.
“We’re proud of our partnership with Ellen, her fabulous team and our friends at Warner Bros., and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with them.”
Ken Werner of Warner Bros said: “There’s a very simple explanation as to why ‘Ellen’ is number one.
“Day in and day out Ellen delivers the best show on television. Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere.
“We are thrilled to continue our 13-year partnership with the NBC Stations which delivers to their communities the entertainment and inspiration of ‘Ellen’.”