Giuliana Rancic Leaving E! News After A Decade After Rough Year

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Giuliana Rancic has had a tough year, both personally and professionally and feels it’s time to step down from her role as host of E! News.

The 40-year-old star announced her departure in a statement released by the network.

Rancic said in her 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”.

She will remain a co-host of Fashion Police and Live from the Red Carpet.

Giuliana continued, “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 Rancic quitting hosting duties at E!

The announcement comes a few months after the TV personality was accused of making racist comments about Zendaya Coleman’s hair at the Oscars, which later prompted a spat with co-host Kelly Osbourne, who then quit Fashion Police.

Giuliana had said that Zendaya’s hair looked as though it ‘smelt of patchouli oil or weed’ on the Oscars special episode.

She was joking, but later issued an apology.

Despite the apology, Kelly quit the show, with Joan Rivers’ replacement Kathy Griffin next to exit, which caused many to speculate that show might get pulled.

In April Giuliana confirmed she would be back in September with Brad Goreski.

E! announced in June that Melissa Rivers would join Giuliana and Brad as a co-host, stepping into a role once held by her late mother Joan Rivers.

Bill & Giuliana Rancic pics

Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic also suffered a devastating personal loss when they learned in January that their surrogate had miscarried their last remaining embryo.

Rancic will host her last episode of E! News on August 10.

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