Ellen DeGeneres Returns To Her Show For The First Time Since Coronavirus Shutdown

Written by on April 6, 2020

Dressed down however in good spirits, Ellen DeGeneres introduced her eponymous discuss present again to tv this week for the primary time in additional than three weeks.

Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” was the primary one since manufacturing on the sequence halted March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic. In her introduction, DeGeneres stated she felt compelled to return to TV in a accountable, socially distant method as a result of “it’s actually for people who find themselves caught at residence,” together with her personal workers. 

“I wish to take your thoughts off of all the things that’s occurring on the planet,” she stated. “Should you’re feeling down, I wish to elevate you up. Should you’re feeling trapped, I wish to set you free. Should you really feel such as you’re going within the flawed route, I would like you to again that factor up.”

The host joked that she had determined to shoot in her front room as a result of the remainder of her residence was “stuffed with bathroom paper,” and she or he gave a shoutout to her spouse, Portia de Rossi, who’s stepping in as her director and digicam operator. She additionally took a second to reward medical professionals, important employees and others who’ve helped amid the disaster.  

“Normally I stroll out and other people applaud me, however at the moment I’m applauding you — nurses, docs, hospital workers, first responders, grocery store workers, truck drivers, everybody who retains us going, thanks a lot,” she stated.

DeGeneres’ company for the day, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, defined how they had been passing the time with their household in self-isolation. 

“It’s enjoyable to have the ability to be lighthearted and make jokes and attempt to make folks completely satisfied and snigger about it,” Teigen stated. “However then it actually hits you, and also you undergo these ups and downs. What we’re going by means of proper now could be unprecedented. It’s unreal.” 

“Everyone’s attempting to determine find out how to get by means of this,” Legend added. “Plenty of people are out of labor proper now. Plenty of people are struggling and attempting to determine find out how to deal with their household. … I feel the important thing for all of us is to like one another, deal with one another, keep in contact with one another.” 

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