Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Why She ‘Never Thought’ Show Would Last This Long

Ellen DeGeneres is getting ready to bid farewell to her namesake talk show! The beloved comedian chatted with Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez about filming the final season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after first debuting in 2003. Ellen revealed the surprising celeb that she still would love to have on her show and admitted that she never thought the series would last “this long,” sharing, “I thought it would do well … but talk shows don’t last that long … so I’m beyond blessed and grateful.” Plus, Ellen revealed which famous neighbor she’d call to take out her trash and noted that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry put her town Montecito, Calif. on the map.