The big scoop is there is no scoop. She's just taking time off. Ellen DeGeneres explained she's just using a time honored tradition that dates back to the Johnny Carson era, the guest host.
You know how you can call in sick to work if you don't feel well? I can't do that. So for 15 seasons, I have been here everyday, even when I'm sick or have a bad back or get a paper cut. I mean, I'm a hero. I work in day in and day out to bring you some of the best entertainment a show can ever offer, so I decided that once in a while I need to take a day off... to run errands or buy a house.
Degeneres assured viewers by saying,
I just signed for three more years. I appreciate the concern — I'm alive, I'm well, I'm only a little bit pregnant. And I'm going to host this show for years to come
She addressed the issue on-air in September, but that hasn't stemmed the tide of questions. Watch the clip below.