Ellen May Be Ghosting Her Show, But She's Not Gone For Good

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The guest host roster on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is growing, which is causing concern for viewers. According to TV Insider, fans are taking to Twitter to ask questions of the ghosting host.

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.

Degeneres commented,

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.