Ellen DeGeneres pays a moving tribute to Carrie Fisher

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Ellen DeGeneres has honoured Carrie Fisher on her chat show, saying "I miss you".

The talk show host, 58, spoke of her love for her friend, who was a frequent guest on the US show.

"I knew her for a long time. She has been on the show many times and the last time was just a month ago. I loved when she was here. She made me laugh so hard," she said.

Ellen DeGeneres (David Jensen/PA)
Ellen DeGeneres (David Jensen/PA)

"She was smart. She was funny. She was hilariously honest about herself and the world around her."

Ellen played a montage of appearances on her show by the late Star Wars actress, who died in hospital on December 27, at the age of 60.

"I miss you Carrie. I love you," Ellen said.

Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher (Ian West/PA)

The star died four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died from a suspected stroke aged 84 just a day after her daughter.

They will be buried together at the Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Park following a joint funeral.