Joel McHale will be stepping down after more than a decade with 'The Soup', as revealed in an exclusive report by 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
A Facebook post by 'The Soup' said:
We've had a weird ride and watched over 11,000,000 hours of bad reality television (6,000,000 of which were E! originals) but all good things must end. Thanks to all of you for 11 great years.
"We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup. [The show] has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team’s fearless wit and clever approach week after week," said E!'s exec vp programming and development Jeff Olde said in a statement Wednesday.
He added of its host: "Joel took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed.”
And Joel himself said in a statement:
"I loved doing The Soup for all of these years (86 to be exact) but am excited to solely focus on my acting career now. Thanks to all who watched and thanks to Kim Kardashian's ass for all that it's done for me and my family."
Ah, Joel! TOO good.
Here are some of the very best 'The Soup' clips. And below, when yours truly interviewed this TV legend. Yes... I said legend, folks! First, Eminem and Joel:
Then, the legend that is 'Spaghetti Cat':
And 'Spaghetti Cat' explained:
And some vintage 'The Soup' / Joel:
And why Joel LOVES reality TV: