Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Taking to social media to inform her fanbase, the 62-year-old said she is “feeling fine right now”.

Her daytime programme - The Ellen DeGeneres Show - will halt production until January, according to a statement from her producers.

The show returned in September after shocking workplace allegations resulting in the firing of three top producers.

Ellen herself apologised on air, promising “necessary changes”.

On Friday, DeGeneres wrote that she was following government COVID-19 guidelines and had informed those with whom she had been in close contact with.

"I'll see you all again after the holidays," she wrote. "Please stay healthy and safe."

Her last guest, who appeared in-person with her on Wednesday, was Hamilton musical actor Leslie Odom Jr.