Ellen DeGeneres Bringing Show To Australia

January 11, 2013, 2:13 pm WHO Magazine whomagazine

Ellen DeGeneres partners with Swisse & Qantas to bring TV show to Australia

Ellen DeGeneres Partners With Swisse & Qantas

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Actress Nicole Kidman and TV host Ellen De Generes stunned her talk show audience today when they announced that all 400 guests would be gifted a trip to Australia.

The generous offer, jointly funded by Swisse and Qantas, kicked off the official world-wide launch of the Australian vitamin company, of which Kidman is a global ambassador.

Kidman, who was a guest on DeGeneres's show, talked about her love of Australia before DeGeneres made the shock announcement to screaming audience members as metallic red, white and blue streamers fell from the ceiling.

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This will be the first trip to Australia for DeGeneres, who hasn't visited due to scheduling conflicts despite being married to Australian actress Portia DeRossi. "Long before I met Portia, I've wanted to go to Australia, and since my birthday is on Australia Day [January 26] I'd like to give you all a special birthday gift," DeGeneres told the audience.

The Ellen DeGeneres Audience/image courtesy of Twitter

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has joined Swisse for a year-long commercial partnership, will arrive in Australia on March 15 to shoot numerous segments in Melbourne and Sydney.

As well as the return flights to either Sydney or Melbourne, each guest will receive a 6-night stay in a 4-star hotel.

Earlier in the show, DeGeneres told Kidman she was devastated the star didn't receive a best actress nomination at this year's Academy Awards for her "astounding" performance in The Paperboy. Kidman said she was "very happy" with her two Golden Globes nominations and her Screen Actors Guild nod. "As an actress, it's especially humbling to be honoured by other actors at the SAG Awards," said Kidman.

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  1. Michael05:03pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ellen is awesome! She is kind and giving! She makes the world a better place! Always pay it forward!

  2. 04:29pm Sunday 13th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Why is Vic government help pay for a gay show when Victorians are living in poverty let the queer pay for herself not Australian Victorian taxpayers what a waste of money just to see a gay waste of space

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  3. terry12:36pm Sunday 13th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    why on earth do we need or want a yankee #$%$ here in Aus when we already have a show of our own with Wong and Co.

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