Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Hoorah! The Ellen DeGeneres Show is finally coming to UK TV

rexfeatures_4366229br.jpg

The Ellen Show has finally found a UK home. It will air on ITV2 from 18 January.

British fans of the show and DeGeneres herself have been campaigning to bring the show to a UK channel, using the hashtag #GetElleyOnTheTelly on Twitter. Today the presenter confirmed it had paid off, announcing on Twitter:

She also joked “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 in my cockles."

Even if you've never seen The Ellen Show live, it's hard to have missed the hype surrounding the format and it charismatic host since the show first aired in 2003. It has won 55 Daytime Emmys, including nine for outstanding daytime talk show, and earned DeGeneres herself 14 People's Choice Awards.

DeGeneres famously orchestrated that Oscars selfie in 2014, featuring every one of Hollywood's major players - from Jennifer Lawrence to Bradley Cooper. She's also responsible for launching child singer Sophia Grace from Essex into the limelight. And just recently, she has welcomed stars including Hilary Clinton and Amy Schumer to her sofa.

The show will air at 13:45 daily, with new episodes debuting in line with the US running order. This means there'll be a back-to-back schedule of talk shows from ITV, with Loose Women airing beforehand on ITV1.

ITV's Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions​ ​Angela Jain commented: "​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 show has been commissioned by producers NBC for four more years, so UK viewers will have plenty of time to get familiar with DeGeneres if they're not already. 

Welcome to our airwaves, Ellen!

Related

jennifer-aniston.jpg

12 actresses we SO wanted to be in the 1990s

david-cameron-uk-prime-minister.jpg

David Cameron on a day in the work life of a Prime Minister

steven avery making a murderer.jpg

Why Making a Murderer is set to become your latest TV addiction

reading.jpg

10 exciting new books to look forward to in 2016

freethenipple.jpg

The top 15 feminist hashtags of 2015

rexfeatures_5495048p.jpg

Gillian Anderson on dealing with anxiety and going grey

youve got mail tech.jpg

The art of slow living: how to master a tech-life balance in 2016

4173.jpg

New, must-watch TV to see you through the winter chill

dirty dancing.jpg

It's official: Dirty Dancing is being made into a TV show

Comments

More

MP brings House of Commons to tears telling of childhood rape

“Rapes happen because of the rapist, not because of the victim.”

by Amy Swales
09 Dec 2016

Craig Revel Horwood apologises for controversial rape comments

The BBC has been urged to sack the Strictly judge

by Kayleigh Dray
09 Dec 2016

Adele has been crowned 2016’s biggest Youtube star

Sorry vloggers.

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

Emily Ratajkowski steps in for Santa while Taylor Swift's cat shares the spotlight

by Nicola Colyer
09 Dec 2016

Kate Moss takes centre stage as Elvis Presley in new tribute

"Anything for Elvis"

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

Isla Fisher praises Donald Trump as an inspiration to “orange people”

The actress also mocked Melania Trump for plagiarising Michelle Obama’s speech.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Keira Knightley on daughter’s four-letter reaction to Trump victory

19-month-old Edie sums up our feelings perfectly.

by Amy Lewis
08 Dec 2016

Danish aid worker tops list of world’s most inspiring people

Anja Ringgren Lovén is saving the lives of abandoned children in Nigeria

by Sarah Biddlecombe
08 Dec 2016

Rihanna: “We don’t need to be putting black women against each other”

Ri-Ri responds perfectly to rumours that she’s been feuding with Beyoncé.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Lauren Graham – aka Lorelai Gilmore – on finding love with her co-star

The Gilmore Girls actor admits it was their love of reading that brought them together

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Dec 2016