‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, an American daytime television variety comedy talk series, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will stop airing in front of a live studio audience as from March 16, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

DeGeneres took to her Twitter page on Thursday to break the news with her numerous fans. She explained that the decision was taken to ensure the safety of her fans.

“I have some news. For now, I’ll be shooting my show with no studio audience. To everyone who was looking forward to coming, I’m so sorry,” she wrote. 

“But I’m doing this for the health of my fans, my staff & my crew. (It has nothing to do with a warrant for my arrest in the state of Florida.)”

The development comes about the same time similar shows are taking precautionary measures as the coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage different countries across the globe.

Several shows including NBC’s ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and CBS’ ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ among others had on Wednesday announced they would henceforth tape their broadcasts without a live audience.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had recently declared coronavirus a pandemic — following its uncontrollable effect across the world.



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