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Ellen DeGeneres bringing her show to Australia

January 11, 2013, 3:14 pm Chris Ashton Yahoo!7

In a major coup for Australian tourism, The Ellen DegGeneres Show will be heading to Australia to film numerous segments around Sydney and Melbourne in March.

Ellen Degeneres bringing her show to Australia
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In a major coup for Australian tourism, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be heading to Australia to film numerous segments around Sydney and Melbourne in March.

The surprise announcement by Ellen and Nicole Kidman also saw each audience member receive a return ticket between Australia and the US, is valid any time between now and the end of the year.

Unlike Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure, which saw the legendary talk show host travel to the country with her studio audience, the show will not feature members of the audience.

Watched by a global audience of more than 16 million people, the show's visit to Australia is part of a promotional deal with Swisse and Qantas.

Qantas CEO Allan Joyce said, "Ellen is a household name and her unique brand of fun and optimism is a perfect match for the relaxed Australian culture".

It's believed that Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi will travel to Melbourne first and then on Sydney to shoot the remainder of the Australian segments.

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  1. Mr Holidayman11:33pm Monday 14th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    wow...how negative people are.....this is the next generation, quick to criticize and mock others.... i say welcome Ellen!!

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  2. Adele10:25pm Monday 14th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No doubt she will do the usual sterotype Australian things (like wrestle a kangaroo or some such thing). Also as others have said she has very little going for her other than being 'out'. I have occasionaly watched her show and half the time she doesn't seem to remeber the guests names and her interview technique to me seems false. I am sure as a 'tourism coup' someone better could have been chosen!

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  3. Judi08:19pm Monday 14th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Care Factor ???

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  4. PapaSmurf12:42am Sunday 13th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Maybe if the sheila had some talent other than being a lesbian she might be worthwhile. I do find it annoying when the only claim to fame people like her have is that they are lesbians. Couldn't they have got Hillary Clinton to be a host of her own show or maybe Michelle Obama, they at least have SOME talent. :)

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  5. Thomas Costigan12:14am Sunday 13th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What do they hope to achieve by this. Half of Americans live in poverty and nearly 50 mil are on food stamps. The Oprah thing was a flop so why would this work. Much better to spend resources in Asia, bout half the worlds population lives their and they got $$$. Australasian tourism needs to get better leadership if this is the best they can do.

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  6. steve m12:06am Sunday 13th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    WHY?

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  7. zaq7710:47pm Saturday 12th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ergh its pretty embarrasing if this is the only way that Australia can get tourists !! First Oprah, now this !!

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  8. Ln06:21pm Saturday 12th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    fantastic look i just got this new necklace whoo yeah whohoo yahoo wow wooooooooooooo she should go to holand they have a lot of dykes there

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  9. Jael01:47pm Saturday 12th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    A couple more poofesses coming to infest Australia. Just what we needed.

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  10. Lance12:54pm Saturday 12th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    L.J. I have to agree with you mate. Why do we have to........................................ nah, I better not say that, in case someone throws a hissy fit. and belts me with his/her handbag.

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