Guests ?coached? into showering Ellen DeGeneres with praise during show Soon after damning reports surrounding the abusive ?back end? presence of The Ellen DeGeneres Show came to light, other sordid details of the show?s requirements were also unveiled by ex-staffers and past guests alike. A few past guests on the show, who agreed to a clause of anonymity spoke about this requirement to Page Six and said they were asked to ?Compliment Ellen, tell her what a big fan you are.?