ELLEN DeGeneres looked sad and alone while recovering from Covid in a new photo as comedian struggles to book big-time celebrities.
Yesterday, the talk show host revealed that she had unfortunately contracted the virus.
The 62-year-old took to Instagram to share a photo of herself cuddling alone with her dog, Wally.
She captioned it: "Thank you for all of your sweet messages. They’re helping a lot. Wally is helping too."
Earlier this week the TV personality revealed to her fans: "I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19.
"Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines."
She added: "I'll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe."
While Ellen's show won't return until 2021, the program hasn't exactly been reeling in the most notable names.
A staff member claimed to BuzzFeed: “For the first time, everyone was starting to ask us, ‘If you have an idea, tell us because we will listen. If you have an idea for a celeb, even if they’re not A-list or famous, we’ll take anyone who will bring us numbers and eyeballs.’”
The source continued: “That’s when they started to be real with us and essentially said, ‘Give us anything because we need help.’ Our old strategy doesn’t work anymore.”
Another insider added: “We’re trying to be a content house, but we have no content.”
Entertainment publicists anonymously confessed to “not booking as many of their clients” with Ellen like they typically had in the past.
“They also said some of their clients have specifically said they don’t want to appear on the show, even over videoconference."
An insider alleged: “They also said they’re wary of booking their clients for the current season of Ellen because they don’t want them to be a part of ‘her comeback tour.'"
Aside from getting Covid and her show struggling, Ellen's rough 2020 has included the much-talked about allegations of a toxic workplace.
The show was previously accused of tolerating everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment. Warner Bros also investigated the allegations.
She would address the allegations in the current season's premiere, saying: "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.
She added: "…Being known as the be-kind lady is a tricky position to be in […] The truth is I am that person that you see on TV, I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that.
"I am a work in progress and I am especially working on that impatience thing…"
Last month, Ellen thanked her "amazing staff" after winning the People's Choice Award for Daytime Talk Show Of 2020.
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