Ellen DeGeneres may have insisted that she is not ending her talk show after 19 years because of the turmoil that has surrounded it since last year, but fellow Daytime personality Wendy Williams isn't buying it. 

During the “Hot Topics” segment of her own show on Thursday, Williams shared her opinion on the topics. 

Williams first congratulated DeGeneres on such a long show run, but also explained how she’s not buying her excuse for the show ending. 

DeGeneres explained that her decision comes after the need to challenge herself and move onto the next best thing. Questions of her workplace conditions arose in 2020 and she was accused by many employees of having a “toxic” environment. 

"All you’ve been through all those 19 years, including the workplace conditions, which… by the way, I believe she’s leaving because [of] the workplace conditions. You know? I mean, we all know people who’ve worked there… and people who’ve worked here themselves," Williams stated.

"Here’s the thing, I’m glad that you thanked your ‘Ellen’ fans, or whatever you call your nation. But 19 years on TV doesn’t… change your life. It exposes you for the person you really are," Williams jabbed. "I’m not sure all the guests are happy. I was a guest. I wasn’t happy… people called me out on it before I was able to say anything about it. I don’t know whether [Ellen] told her current staff, though. She seems like the type of person who could come out on stage and announce it to everybody."

DeGeneres was interviewed by TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, who asked her if these are the reasons she’s ending her stint on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

"If I was quitting I would not have come back this year. I really did think about not coming back. It was devastating. I am a kind person. I am a person who likes to make people happy. I just kept saying to Portia [de Rossi, ] if I was a fan of somebody and even if I wasn't, I would think there must be some truth to it because it's not stopping. Right on the heels of that, I read in the press that there was a toxic work environment. I had no idea. I never saw anything that would even point to that," the 63-year-old explained. 

Ellen DeGeneres The rumor that Ellen DeGeneres is divorcing Portia de Rossi has been debunked: Pictured: The television host speaking onstage during “One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief” at the Universal Studios Lot in Los Angeles on Oct. 14, 2017. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images