US is lagging behind in female power stakes, says Ellen DeGeneres as she hits London for Finding Dory premiere


America is lagging behind the rest of the world in having its share of strong female leaders, Ellen DeGeneres said.

The US TV personality was flanked by her wife Portia de Rossi who said she was "all for it" when asked what she felt about women seizing the reins of power in the UK.

Ellen posed with wife Portia de Rossi on the blue carpet (David Jensen/PA)

Ellen joked: "I'm so mad, I'm against all women in power - I hate it."

Continuing, she said: "It's fantastic obviously. It seems like the whole world is ahead of us with things like that.

Ellen DeGeneres made a furry friend at the premiere of Finding Dory (David Jensen/PA)

"Everyone else has women leaders and we're for some reason like 'oh can she do it?'"

Of the possibility the next US president might be Hillary Clinton, she added: "We're very pro Hillary - we love Hillary."

Ellen was joined by stars including Dominic West, The Great British Bake Off 2015 winner Nadiya Hussain and Britain's Got Talent presenter Alesha Dixon at the UK premiere of Finding Dory in London's Leicester Square.

Dominic West voices a sea lion alongside his Wire co-star Idris Elba (David Jensen/PA)

The popular US talk show host is lending her voice to the amnesiac Dory in the sequel to the hugely popular Finding Nemo.

Dominic is teaming up with his co-star in The Wire Idris Elba to bring to life a pair of soporific sea lions.

Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley were also in attendance (David Jensen/PA)

Former British Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley, who will be representing Great Britain in Rio 2016, were also present to support their #JustKeepMoving campaign - a reference to the film's motivational tag line, 'just keep swimming'.

Finding Dory is released in UK cinemas on July 29.