Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 3.7K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!One of the highest-rated US TV hosts, Tucker Carlson, is leaving Fox News, the US media giant has announced. In a statement, Fox News said that the network and Mr Carlson have agreed to “part ways”. His last TV programme was Friday 21 April, the statement added. His primetime slot will now be hosted by a series of interim hosts until a permanent replacement is found. The brief two-paragraph statement gave no reason for the decision. More Articles You Would Love Nigeria’s Deola Sagoe Just Released Their Superb ‘Ethereal’ Collection & It’s Aso Ebi At It’s Finest! PICS: See The Glamour & List Of Winners Who Emerged Big At This Year’s Radio & Television Awards Mr Carlson was not just a popular evening news programme presenter, but also a historically influential one. His shows frequently set the agenda for conservatives and, by extension, the Republican Party, and he was one of the establishment’s top villains. The announcement comes just days after Fox News settled a defamation lawsuit from the voting machine company Dominion over its coverage of the 2020 presidential election. News of Mr Carlson’s departure was also announced on-air by Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, who thanked him “for his service to the network”. In the lawsuit, Dominion argued that its business was harmed by Fox spreading false claims its machines were rigged against now-former president Donald Trump. The case prompted disclosures of text messages that showed Mr Carlson’s private views contrasted with his on-air output. His show, which aired in the coveted 20:00 to 21:00 EST slot, was cited repeatedly in court documents by Dominion’s attorneys in their claim some of its output was defamatory. Additionally, Fox is also facing a lawsuit filed in March by former booker Abby Grossberg in which she accused him of “vile sexist stereotypes”. Mr Carlson’s programme made up four of the top ten rated programmes on US cable TV, according to Nielson data for the week 27 March to 2 April. He was Fox News’ top rated host, with more than three million viewers tuning in on an average night. Mr Carlson interviewed Mr Trump two weeks ago, even after disclosures in the Dominion case showed Mr Carlson had privately said he “hated” the ex-president. The interview netted nearly 7 million viewers, a figure rarely seen in the world of US cable news. He also interviewed Twitter CEO Elon Musk during what would become his final week on Fox News. His departure appears to have been sudden and came without the usual farewell that might be expected from a long-serving presenter. Source: BBC Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. [email protected] More For You Here Is How Ugandans Reacted To President Museveni Signing On The New Anti-LGBTQ VIDEO: Trump Demolishes “NASTY” CNN Town Hall Presenter, Whilst Twitter Hides His Name... See How African Royals Styled Themselves For UK’s King Charles’ III Coronation South Africans Call for UK’s Monarch Family To Return Diamonds Set In Crown... Ugandan President Museveni Refuses To Sign Anti-LGBTQ Bill & Asks Parliament To Reconsider... VIDEO: “I Like It” Watch Donald Trump’s Reaction After Hearing ICE SPICE; Also... African Leaders Make A Stand To Support Putin; Uganda Willing To Send Soldiers... Donald Trump Has Raised Over $34 Million Dollars For His 2024 Presidential Campaign America Passes Bill That Allows The Gvt. To Hide Children Away From Parents... Dalai Lama’s Exhibits Peadophilia After Asking 12-Year-Old Boy To Suck His Tongue In... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.