Giuliana Rancic will say goodbye to E! News after a decade at the helm, she confirmed today.
The TV personality this morning confirmed that she would be finishing up as anchor on the well-known entertainment news show on August 10th, but that she would still return as a co-host of Fashion Police this autumn. She will also continue to work with E! for one-off red carpet events like the Oscars and the Golden Globes.
"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,” Giuliana said in a statement. "At the same time, I am excited to not only continue as host of two major franchises on E! but also… take my wine and clothing lines to the next level."
The host described this new stage in her life as "such a thrilling time" and thanked the team at E! for allowing her to move on to the "next chapter."
Giuliana's shock announcement comes just five months after she sparked controversy on air by poking fun at singer Zendaya's dreadlocks during a Fashion Police Oscars special. The presenter said she thought Zendaya probably smelled of "weed" and "patchouli," something which did not go down well with viewers and was later heavily criticised in an open letter by Zendaya herself.
Giuliana also took a lot of flack for her thin frame during this year's awards season, with many saying she looked "sick" and "skeletal" on the red carpet. The host later revealed that her low weight was not a personal choice but was the effect of the cancer-suppressing medication she has been taking since a diagnosis in 2012.
"I look in the mirror and it's hard for me," she confessed to People magazine in May. "I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can't."
We'll definitely be tuning in to E! on August 10th… that's going to be one sad goodbye.