Jimmy Kimmel isn't going anywhere.
Before he hosts the 2017 Oscars this weekend, he stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to clear up some rumors about his retirement plans (or lack thereof). In Variety's Feb. 3 cover story (out now), the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said, "I want to go out on my own terms. If we ever feel like we're repeating ourselves, I think it's a good indication that it's time." After spending 14 years on late-night TV, he dreams of pursuing other creative endeavors. "I'd like to write a book at some point," he added. "Doing the show every day doesn't leave time for that."
But when Ellen DeGeneres mentioned it Thursday, Kimmel downplayed his comments.