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Dakota Johnson trends for awkward interview after Ellen DeGeneres announces end of her show

Dakota Johnson’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres where she famously called out host for LYING goes viral again… after it’s revealed talk show is set to end following 19 seasons

  • DeGeneres attempted to grill Johnson on her show in 2019 for not inviting her to her birthday party, only for the actress to firmly correct her
  • When Ellen mentioned she wasn’t invited to Dakota’s 30th birthday, the 50 Shades actress replied: ‘Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited’
  • Twitter users were quick to unearth the video again as they celebrated ‘Happy National Dakota Johnson Day’ with news that Ellen’s show will end in its 19th season in 2022 

Dakota Johnson began trending online on Wednesday shortly after DailyMail.com revealed Ellen DeGeneres was ending her long-running talk show.

The 31-year-old first became an internet sensation back in 2019 when she publicly called out the TV host for lying during an incredibly awkward interview. 

In the exchange, DeGeneres attempted to grill Johnson for not inviting her to her birthday party, only for the actress to firmly correct her. 

And Twitter users were quick to unearth the video again as they celebrated ‘Happy National Dakota Johnson Day’ with news that Ellen’s show will end in its 19th season in 2022.

Talk about it: Dakota Johnson began trending online shortly after DailyMail.com revealed Ellen DeGeneres was ending her long-running talk show

Two years ago when Ellen mentioned she wasn’t invited to Dakota’s 30th birthday, the 50 Shades actress replied: ‘Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited.’

‘Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of sh** about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. I didn’t even know you liked me!’

‘You knew I liked you. You’ve been on the show many times,’ Ellen said before a back-and-forth with a crew member. ‘I was invited? Why didn’t I go? Oh yeah, I had a thing. It was probably in Malibu. That’s too far for me to go ― I think I do remember I was invited. But I really didn’t remember that until just now.’ 

Ellen’s absence was later explained as she was in attendance at a Dallas Cowboys game with George W Bush.

Bless the Internet: Twitter users couldn't forget the infamous awkward interview as they celebrated 'Happy National Dakota Johnson Day' with news that Ellen's show will end in its 19th season in 2022

Bless the Internet: Twitter users couldn’t forget the infamous awkward interview as they celebrated ‘Happy National Dakota Johnson Day’ with news that Ellen’s show will end in its 19th season in 2022

Yikes: The 31-year-old actress kept the audience on their toes after Ellen attempted to grill Johnson for not inviting her to her 30th birthday party, only for Dakota to catch her in a lie

Yikes: The 31-year-old actress kept the audience on their toes after Ellen attempted to grill Johnson for not inviting her to her 30th birthday party, only for Dakota to catch her in a lie

Twitter user @BridgetMarie wrote: ‘It will NEVER not be funny to me that Ellen’s public downfall started when she lied about not being invited to Dakota Johnson’s party, when in reality she couldn’t come because she was at a football game with her good friend George W. Bush.’

The response was to @canaryfilmss who wrote: ‘Dakota Johnson has done more for society by ending ellen degeneres than most of your faves have in their careers and it shows.’ 

One user wrote: ‘Can Dakota Johnson go on James Corden’s show next’ while another noted their feed was ‘all Dakota Johnson side eye.’

After 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, Ellen reportedly informed her staff on Tuesday that she’s done with her self-titled show.

‘When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,’ DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Not so fast! Ellen's absence was later explained as she was in attendance at a Dallas Cowboys game with George W Bush

Not so fast! Ellen’s absence was later explained as she was in attendance at a Dallas Cowboys game with George W Bush

'Say thank you!' During an interview in 2019, Ellen asked why she wasn't invited to Dakota's recent birthday, only for the 50 Shades actress to correct her.

‘Say thank you!’ During an interview in 2019, Ellen asked why she wasn’t invited to Dakota’s recent birthday, only for the 50 Shades actress to correct her.

One user wrote: 'Can Dakota Johnson go on James Corden's show next'

One user wrote: ‘Can Dakota Johnson go on James Corden’s show next’

‘She’s promised one more season after this one and will exit at the end of the 2021/2022 season – the 19th season of the show,’ a source told DailyMail.com. ‘The ratings have tanked and have been truly appalling this year and Ellen knows her time is up.’ 

The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; in Los Angeles she’s lost 59% of viewers.

In Philly ratings in the same time period were down 32% and in San Francisco she lost 50% of viewers.

Since its season premiere in September, the show garnered an average of 1.5 million viewers by March – down 1.1 million from the same time-frame a year ago, which had 2.6 million average viewers.

Honest: @canaryfilmss who wrote: 'Dakota Johnson has done more for society by ending ellen degeneres than most of your faves have in their careers and it shows'

Honest: @canaryfilmss who wrote: ‘Dakota Johnson has done more for society by ending ellen degeneres than most of your faves have in their careers and it shows’

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