American TV chat show host ELLEN DeGENERES has vowed to resist the temptation to return to stand-up comedy.

The comedienne - who made her name on stage before turning to television - last performed a stand-up show on the 2003 HEAR AND NOW tour, and DeGeneres is happy to leave that as her legacy.

She says, "My last tour really was my last tour. I didn't make an announcement like Cher did. But it was my last tour. So I won't be doing stand-up anymore.

"That Here and Now DVD that's out is my last HBO special and last tour."

29/04/2004 21:32