Ellen DeGeneres to bring show and 400 fans to Australia

Ellen DeGeneres to bring show and 400 fans to Australia
Given she's married to Aussie actress Portia de Rossi, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres should naturally love Australia – but she's never been out here before. All of that's about to change, with the 54-year-old announcing she’s coming to Australia – and bringing 400 audience members with her.

In a similar stunt to Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure of 2010, Ellen announced today that her entire audience would be given a free holiday Down Under.

"So, I am actually for the first time in my life going to Australia,” Ellen said after the show. “I’m going in March and I’m going to shoot a bunch of stuff in Melbourne and Sydney. We’re going to do tape pieces and meet the fans and hang out."

As part of a promotion between Australian airline Qantas and vitamin company Swisse, each audience member gets a ticket to Sydney or Melbourne, good for any date within the next year. The incredible surprise also includes six nights' accommodation at a four-star hotel.

Nicole Kidman, Swisse's global brand ambassador, was on hand to help Ellen deliver the good news about the Australian trip.

However, unlike Oprah, Ellen will not be filming a live taping of her show, and she will not be travelling with fans.

Still, her fans were over the moon to win a free tip, and shared their excitement on social media (see below pic). Ellen is expected to land in Australia in March - perhaps in time for Mardia Gras. Watch those airports!

Ellen’s lucky fans posted pictures on social media. Image: Instagram

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