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Ellen staffer speaks out

A former staffer from The Ellen DeGeneres Show has alleged the atmosphere in the workplace was "like The Devil Wears Prada."

The former camera assistant, who remained anonymous during the interview, compared the working environment to the 2006 film, based on the 2003 novel of the same name, about a college graduate who works for a domineering fashion magazine editor in New York City.

It suggests a tense environment with nervous staff walking on eggshells around a demanding boss - presumably the host herself.

The former staff member said: "I worked there for a little over a year. It's kind of like The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is trying to make it to the (end of a) year.

"It's just a badge of honour to have that and have it on your resume," they told Australian radio show Stav, Abby & Matt.

Talking about their interactions with Ellen, they added: "I wasn't even allowed in the same room as her. Most people are told, 'When Ellen enters the room, you and your entire crew need to leave.

"Sometimes her bodyguards come forward first and you kind of see them and you know to leave and that's it."

Ellen has come under fire over numerous allegations of a "toxic" work environment from former employees, and recently released a statement, admitting she was "sorry" about the alleged incidents.

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