Ellen DeGeneres walked out for her final talk show fighting back tears, with a newly released clip showing the host preparing for her last hurrah.
The star has hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003, and the long-running series will come to an end on Thursday when its last episode airs after a turbulent time amid the ‘toxic workplace’ scandal.
In a teaser clip for the last show, Ellen, 64, emerges from behind a screen to a cheering audience, including her wife Portia de Rossi and brother Vance DeGeneres in the front row.
Fighting back tears, Ellen holds a hand to her chest, saying, ‘Thank you’, with Portia also looking teary.
For the final episode, Ellen will be joined by Jennifer Aniston, almost 20 years after the Friends star became the first ever guest on the show. It will be her 20th appearance on Ellen.
There will also be appearances from musicians Pink and Billie Eilish.
The final episode was filmed in April, with Ellen penning a message about how much the world has changed since the show began.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs on May 26th. (Metro)