Stephen “tWitch” Boss had a hint that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was approaching an end years before host Ellen DeGeneres made the endorsed statement, said ibtimes.com.
Boss, aka DJ tWitch, the in-house DJ and co-executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” told E! News about the end of the long-running daytime talk show and admitted that he is not surprised. As per him, DeGeneres “had announced it three years ago that she signed on for three more years.” “So, I felt that she was going to stay true to that. It actually didn’t come as a surprise because she had already said it, you know?” he spoke to E! News.
The show had been facing issues for the past 7 years and DeGeneres was unlikely to sign a new contract. “She’s been working really, really, really hard,” Boss noted. “So, there wasn’t something that was in me that was like, ‘Oh, she’s definitely going to renew again.'”
DeGeneres proclaimed on the show’s May 13 episode in the forthcoming season would be her last. The comedian said she “had thought a lot about this decision,” considered about it , and talked it over with her wife, Portia de Rossi.
“Two years ago, I signed a deal for three more years,” she explained, “and I always knew in my heart that Season 19 would be my last.” DeGeneres gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter and explained why she decided to not renew her contract.
“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,” DeGeneres said. Boss was kind of DeGeneres’ decision. He was impressed by her boldness to end an 18-year show.
“I was proud of her, actually,” he shared. “Because I know that she’s been at it for 18-plus years now. And it’s not easy.” In that time, he continued, “We’ve employed thousands and thousands and thousands of people, changed a lot of lives, but that’s something to do that same thing every single day. And I’m proud of her that she’s kind of put an earmark on the closing of a saga to begin her next chapter. Because that’s huge and monumental in itself.”
However, Boss had told us that he will be sentimental when they film the last “Ellen” season. “I know that the emotions are going to be very overwhelming as we continue to kind of inch away to that last day of filming,” he admitted. “But, for me, I’m just trying to enjoy it as much as I possibly can because it’s been such a huge blessing.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s last episodes will be on air in spring 2022.