Peace out, Giuliana Rancic. The veteran host will be departing ‘E! News’ as a day-to-day anchor starting on Aug. 10, the network confirmed in a press release on July 8.
After an up and down year for Giuliana Rancic, 40, it’s been confirmed that the E! legacy will be stepping down as the host of E! News. But don’t write her off completely — Giuliana will remain the co-host of E!‘s Fashion Police and Live from the Red Carpet.
We can’t believe it! Starting Aug. 10, Giuliana will no longer be the day-to-day anchor of E! News, according to the outlet. Giuliana said in a statement:
For more than a decade, I was fortunate enough to play a role in the success of E! News and will miss my family at the show. At the same time, I am excited to not only continue as host of two major franchises on E! but also executive produce the aspirational new show Rich in Faith for Oxygen as well as take my wine and clothing lines to the next level. This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life.
Giuliana’s fans at least won’t be completely without her, since she plans on continuing Fashion Police and Live from the Red Carpet!
Giuliana’s decision to step down comes just a few months after she was criticized for making inappropriate comments about Zendaya on Fashion Police, saying her hair looked like it would smell of patchouli or weed. Though she apologized, fans were speculating that she wouldn’t continue on with the show. She also engaged in a public feud with former co-host, Kelly Osbourne, who abruptly left the show soon after.
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— Russ Weakland