I'm not at all surprised the show is ending. Whether Ellen is ending it as she says or it's because of ratings and lack of A-list guests wanting to be on it we may never know. I've been a loyal viewer for quite a few years but in the last year or so, even before Covid, I found myself enjoying it less and less. Covid seems to have been the final straw, first with repeats, then Ellen broadcasting from her home, then in the studio minus an audience, and then with an audience in the studio on TV screens. The show lost its energy and spontaneity without a live audience for Ellen to play off of.