The Ellen has landed
In case you hadn't heard, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have landed in Sydney.
The US TV talk show host earlier arrived at Sydney Airport, greeted by a roaring crowd of cheers, wolf-whistles and the Qantas choir singing the Men at Work classic Down Under, before a quick chat with waiting fans.
The talk show queen’s Qantas A380 had been specially renamed after the star for her flight, with her entourage all soaking the delights of first class, including a specially prepared vegan menu by chef, Neil Perry.
The Ellen crew have checked into a penthouse suite at Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel.
Even Julia Gillard tweeted: “Welcome to Australia @TheEllenShow. Hope you get to see as much as possible of our beautiful country. JG”
Ellen cleverly tweeted:
¡ɐılɐɹʇsn∀ oʇ ʇı ǝpɐɯ I
She later boarded a Sydney Ferry. No luxury yacht or speed boat, posse boarded the Borrowdale – a 1985 steel twin catamaran vessel owned and operated by Sydney Ferries Corporation.
She is due to meet Sydney fans tomorrow, at various locations around the city. A cocktail party in Melbourne, originally planned for last Tuesday, will now take place next Tuesday.