So, the reason why RIPEllen is now trending on Twitter is because there are rumours that her talk show is getting the axe.
Ellen has been on the air for quite some time now, and with this whole COVID-19 pandemic going on, many of these talk shows have been struggling.
Many of them opted for a ‘make it yourself at home’ approach, and some shows have been seeing some success with this new format.
— pipipcheerio (@90LOUISV) July 7, 2020
The likes of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have still been pulling in good numbers, despite having to do everything themselves and film stuff with their phones from their own living rooms.
However, other shows haven’t been doing so well.
— nicole | follow limit (@lmlvibe) July 7, 2020
The likes of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show With James Cordon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and so on have been struggling to keep the same energy their shows usually have.
— kełłen (@MakeMeFweaky) July 7, 2020
These shows have all been struggling because they depend on a studio audience and doing things live from a studio.
Jimmy Kimmel has even opted to go on holiday and asked a bunch of celebrities to host his show while he’s away.