Has Jimmy Kimmel been fired from his ABC show? Truth behind the rumor that shocked the world
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Certain viewers of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' have started speculating that the show's veteran host, Jimmy Kimmel, was let go from the popular ABC program after a recent episode. Kimmel, who has been at the helm of the show since 2003, is known for his occasionally controversial sense of humor.
However, does this mean that his comedic style led to his dismissal? It is worth considering, especially since other networks like Fox and CNN have recently ended their partnerships with some prominent anchors, like Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon.
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Was Jimmy Kimmel fired from his own show?
Contrary to the rumors circulating, Jimmy Kimmel was not fired from his late-night talk show. The speculation emerged from a scripted segment on the show that caused confusion among viewers, leading to the false rumor that he had been let go from his hosting role. Rest assured, Kimmel is still in his position as the host of the talk show that's named after him.
In a recent episode, Kimmel discussed the unexpected dismissals of Tucker Carlson from Fox News and Don Lemon from CNN. During his opening monologue, Kimmel made a humorous remark, saying, "This is like if Ronald McDonald and the Burger King got fired on the same day." However, the monologue was interrupted when Guillermo Rodriguez, Kimmel's sidekick, delivered an ABC News Special Report. This scripted bit, along with the interruption, created confusion among some viewers, leading to the false rumor that Kimmel had been fired from his hosting position.
'ABC TV has decided to part ways with its host'
"We have some breaking news," Rodriguez said in the fake report, adding, "After 20 years on the air, ABC TV has decided to part ways with its host, Jimmy Kimmel. This was a mutual decision. We want to say thank you to Jimmy Kimmel and his many, many contributions." Guillermo continued, "On a personal note, I would like to say to Jimmy, don’t let the door hit you in your a** on the way out."
To sum up, the recent episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' was actually a scripted comedy bit designed for entertainment purposes. Despite occasional controversies and calls for investigations, Jimmy Kimmel continues to host his late-night show without any changes to his status.