It’s the end of an era.
Joel McHale is stepping down as the host of The Soup, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 43-year-old, who has been the face of the clip show since E! rebooted it in 2004, will be ending his time with the series on Dec. 18.
“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup. [The show] has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team’s fearless wit and clever approach week after week,” Jeff Olde, VP of programming and development of the network, said in a statement Wednesday. “Joel took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed.”
The show, which pokes fun at absurd moments in TV, is said to be looking back at the franchise’s highlights in the weeks to come before McHale’s swan song.
Here’s hoping they have an entire episode dedicated to Keeping Up With the Kardashians.