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Nancy O'Dell Announces Departure From 'Entertainment Tonight'

Nancy O'Dell Announces Departure From 'Entertainment Tonight'

Nancy O’Dell is leaving Entertainment Tonight after almost nine years on the air.

The 53-year-old television personality shared the news during Friday night’s (August 2) episode, explaining she wanted to spend more time with her 12-year-old daughter Ashby.

“As I take on that list of things still to come, it means leaving this position, but it does not mean I am leaving the genre. I’ll be back, and it won’t be long. I’m going to enjoy some time off with the most wonderful gal in my life, my daughter, because they grow up way too fast. She is always my priority and then I’ll focus on my new project,” Nancy said.

She added a tribute to her former manager and agent John Ferriter, who passed away just a week ago.

Nancy continued, “Shortly before his passing, he told me life is too short, do what makes you happy, you’re creating your own best life. I think I’ve heard Oprah say that too — two smart people — but I’m proud to have this show as part of my story. This last sign off is for you, John, and for all the viewers whom I have an unbreakable bond with from our daily chance to talk all things entertainment. That bond will never change. So, it’s not goodbye, but rather just turning the page to the next chapter.”

We can’t wait to see what Nancy does next!

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