Ellen DeGeneres announces Australian trip!

Ellen DeGeneres announces Australian trip!

January 11, 2013, 2:52 pm Gemma Garkut newidea

The much-loved talk show host surprised fans with an Aussie announcement today.

Ellen DeGeneres announces Australian trip!

Yes, you heard right - Ellen DeGeneres is coming to Australia!

The talk show host revealed the news during the taping of her show in LA this afternoon, teasing:

"I have a major announcement to make... I can’t wait! It’s really big."

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Despite being married to one of our most loved Aussie Hollywood exports Portia de Rossi, Ellen has never made the trip out to Aus - until now.

Ellen to hit Aussie soil soon! Here she is posing with wife of 4 years and Aussie ex-pat Portia de Rossi at the Emmy Awards in September. Source: Getty

The Emmy-winning talk show host announced the news with Aussie Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, surprising 400 audience members a 7-night, 4-star hotel stay in Sydney or Melbourne.

"I’m going in March and we’re going to shoot a bunch of stuff in Melbourne and Sydney," she revealed.

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"I’ll videotape pieces, hang out and meet the fans."

The star - who married Portia de Rossi in 2008 - explained why she's so excited to land on Australian soil for the first time:

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"Long before I met Portia, I’ve wanted to go to Australia, and since my birthday is on Australia Day I'd like to give you all a special birthday gift," she said.

"But especially since this show… I shoot in the winter, which is summer there, and in the summer when I have off, it’s winter there. I wanted to go in the summer, that’s why I’ve never been yet."

Exciting news!


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