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Kelly Osbourne quits Fashion Police


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February 28, 2015
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Kelly Osbourne has left her presenting role on Fashion Police after five years on the show. E!, the channel which broadcasts the series, released a statement on Friday confirming that Kelly had quit the programme. "Kelly Osbourne is departing E!'s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities," read the announcement. "And we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers."

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Kelly Osbourne has decided to quit Fashion Police "to pursue other opportunities"

The 30-year-old herself has yet to address her decision to leave the show on her social media sties, although Sharon Osbourne praised her daughter on Twitter shortly after news of her departure was released. "@KellyOsbourne, I am so proud of you," wrote Sharon. "You can never be bought. You always wear your heart on your sleeve. #ProudToBeYourMum." Kelly's co-presenters, Kathy Griffin, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski have also not yet commented on her exit.

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London-born Kelly, whose father is Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, joined Giuliana, Joan Rivers and George Kotsiopoulos as part of the original presenting team who launched Fashion Police in 2010. Brad later replaced George after he announced he was leaving the show in 2014 and following Joan's tragic death in September, Kathy came in to complete the panel. There has been no official news on who will take over from Kelly, but E! went on to say the show will return as scheduled on Friday 30 March.

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Kelly reportedly feels that the show isn't the same without Joan Rivers

According to the Daily Mail, sources close to Kelly have said that her decision to quit is due to her feeling that the show is not the same without Joan and that some of the chemistry has been lost. The sources added that her choice is not related to the programme's recent controversy that saw Giuliana apologise to 18-year-old Disney star Zendaya Coleman for making offensive comments about her hair. Kelly appeared to support both Giuliana and Zendaya following the incident, writing: "It takes a strong women to apologize & makes a forgiving women even stronger! #ThisTooShallPass" on Twitter.

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