Producers for The Ellen Degeneres Show have insisted that the programme is not being facing the axe.
Tabloid reports on both sides of the Atlantic have claimed the star's eponymous chat show could be cancelled due to declining ratings.
DeGeneres’ programme reportedly dropped 14 precent to a new season low rating in June, according to TVNewsCheck.
However, the production company behind the talk show told the New York Post: “Telepictures can confirm it’s [the rumour] untrue.”
Standard Online has contacted representatives for the show for further comment.
The claims followed reports alleging that DeGeneres, 62, is “rude” to her staff.
The host was the focus of viral Twitter thread by comedian Kevin T. Porter, who said that DeGeneres was “notoriously one of the meanest people alive.”
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! 😊❤️
She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive
Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter)March 20, 2020
The tweet prompted countless Twitter users to share stories of DeGeneres’ alleged treatment of her staff.
One user claimed that DeGeneres sent staff home if they did not chew gum before talking to her.
“She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower,” they wrote.
In April, Variety reported that crew members from her show had received no communication over the status of their working hours, pay, and support for their physical and emotional health following the coronavirus shutdown.
Following radio silence, crew members were then reportedly told by production executives to expect a 60 percent pay deduction.
DeGeneres reportedly further frustrated her crew by hiring an outside, non-union tech company to help her broadcast the show from home.
Rumours of DeGeneres’ behaviour are also often traced back to her interaction with actress Dakota Johnson, who appeared on her show in December 2019.
The interview became awkward after DeGeneres accused Johnson of not inviting her to her 30th birthday, which Johnson said was “not the truth.”
"I did invite you and you didn't come," Johnson replied. "Ask everybody, ask Jonathan, your producer."
DeGeneres is yet to address any of the claims.