The final episode airs tomorrow (Picture: Getty)

Ellen DeGeneres revealed that her decision to end her talk show left her ‘crying every day ‘ but insists that she made the ‘the right choice.’

The long-running daytime show will premiere its final episode tomorrow after a turbulent time amid the ‘toxic workplace’ scandal.

Following the string of allegations, the 64-year-old comedian confirmed that she was stepping down after 19 seasons, but vowed that the backlash had nothing to do with her decision.

With the series finale airing on May 27, she explained that the controversy surrounding The Ellen Show in 2020 was ‘a very very difficult time.’

‘There was a time a couple of months out where I was crying every day,’ she said.

‘I was really emotional, even though it was my choice, and it’s the right choice.’

The show was under fire for behaviour and treatment of its staff (Picture: James Devaney)

‘I knew it was time to end this chapter and to do something different, but still it was really emotional,’ she added to Hollywood Reporter.

In July 2020, allegations were made of misconduct behind the scenes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, with anonymous employees alleging that they were working in an environment of racism, fear and intimidation.

The controversial statements reportedly affected her season 18 comeback with an insider telling Mail Online that her ratings have ‘been truly appalling’ since reports emerged over a ‘hostile atmosphere’ behind the scenes.

The actress reflected on how much has changed around the world since The Ellen Show launched in 2003, and thanked fans for their support over the years.

The Ellen Show started back in 2003 (Picture: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)

She wrote on Instagram: ‘Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs on May 26th.

‘When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social Media didn’t exist. Gay marriage wasn’t legal.

‘We watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But whatever was happening, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour.

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‘Being invited into your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.’

The final episode will feature Friends actress Jennifer Aniston as the last guest, and appearances from singers Pink and Billie Eilish.

The Ellen Show airs weekdays at 2pm on ITV2 and the final episode airs on May 26.

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