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Ellen out of American Idol

tv Updated: Feb 10, 2011 01:05 IST

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Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that she is glad to have stepped down from her role as a judge of

American Idol.

The 53-year-old chat show host said that she could not handle being negative to audition hopefuls. “It’s so hard to tell people they aren’t good,”

the Sun

quo-ted the comedienne as saying. “Every time I tried to think of some funny way to say it. I don’t have any of that pressure any more.” Ellen quit saying it “didn’t feel like the right fit”.