AceShowbiz - %cDaphne Oz% bids farewell to ABC's "The Chew". The co-host announced on Friday, August 11 that she was exiting the daytime foodie show after six seasons.
"It has been an incredible 6 seasons with the @abcthechew crew, and I am honored to always be a part of this wild family of 5!" said the 31-year-old on her Instagram account alongside a photo of her and co-hosts %cCarla Hall%, %cMario Batali%, %cMichael Symon% and %cClinton Kell%. "Thank you for being the BEST audience, and for spending your lunch time with me. courtesy ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua."
Fans flooded the comment section with heartwarming messages saying that they would definitely miss her on the talk show. "I am going to miss you SO much on the chew but know you will do many great things in the future!" wrote @jesshutch318. "You'll be missed that's for sure. Best of luck with your beautiful family." @jax_rapp commented, showing his/her support for Daphne, who is currently pregnant with her third child with husband John Jovanovic. "I'm sad to see you go...you were great on the show. All the best," wrote @johannamargarita.
Daphne, a New York Times bestselling author, left "The Chew" ahead of its season 7, which is slated to premiere on September 5 on the network. The show will move forward with four hosts in the new season as it will not replace the daughter of "The Dr. Oz Show" host Dr. Mehmet Oz. Daphne's departure came two months after she announced that she is expecting her baby No. 3 this winter.
"She is one of the greatest natural broadcasters I have ever worked with," Chew creator/executive producer Gordon Elliott said in a statement to TVLine. "The moment she sat at the table with Mario, Clinton, Michael and Carla, I knew we had a great television show. Her chemistry, honesty and intelligence are her trademarks, and they will stand with her wherever she goes."
"When Daphne started with us, she had recently graduated college, was a new bride, and ready to take on the world. She is now a mother, broadcaster, writer and inspiration to millions of viewers whom she has shown how to create healthier eating options for themselves and their families. She really has created a unique brand for herself and the network," Rebecca Campbell, president of ABC Owned Stations and Daytime, added.