We Now Understand Why Frank Is No Longer On American Pickers

from 2010 to 2020 frank fritz hosted the reality tv show american pickers on the history channel alongside mike wolff the series featured the two traveling around the u.s on what the network calls a mission to recycle america which required them to obtain and restore antiques and other forgotten relics while meeting their owners and hearing their stories pritz's last episode aired in march 2020 and the show has gone on without him its 21st season ended in august 2020 and the 22nd season is ongoing until recently the history channel and the crew behind american pickers hadn't said anything about fritz's disappearance from the show leading fans on a facebook fan page to ask demand and wonder about what was going on behind the scenes previous speculation and comments from those involved in the series had centered on the coven 19 pandemic back surgery and the state of fritz's health thanks to a july 19th interview with the sun the mystery of his disappearance has finally been clarified it turns out there's some truth to the previously announced reasons that explain why he stepped away he told the outlet i didn't leave the show i finished shooting and then i had a little back surgery and the pandemic came however it turns out there's a little more to fritz's departure than that in the sun article fritz admitted that he and wolf who have known each other for 40 years and can quote finish each other's sentences have been on the outs for a while he told the newspaper i haven't talked to mike in two years he knew my back was messed up but he didn't call me up and ask how i was doing that's just how it is although he did not reveal the exact cause of the feud if that's what it amounts to at another point during the interview fritz lamented i don't know why he's behaving like that towards me it's clear however that the two have dealt with tensions brought on by the fame they've experienced fritz said the show is quote tilted towards wolf one thousand percent and that he himself is more of a regular old guy he hasn't stepped too far out of the spotlight though the reality star who has been open about his battle with crohn's disease since 2013 made news in the meantime when he lost 65 pounds despite the long hiatus he said i would like to come back to the show but we will see i was doing it for 11 years but there is a lot of controversy going on right now however fritz also admitted that to resume his hosting duties after not speaking to wolfe for two years would be hard his final word on the matter was it's up to the network whether i come back on the show it ain't gonna affect me one bit sadly it doesn't look like frank fritz will get his wish mike wolfe himself finally confirmed on july 21 that fritz will not be returning to american pickers in an instagram post that obliquely addressed the matter wolfe called his former co-host a brother instead of his time with fritz the journey that frank danny and i started back in 2009 like all of life has come with its highs and lows blessings and challenges but it has also been the most rewarding he concluded i will miss frank just like all of you and i pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey this definitely implies he won't be back a fact that quote sources close to the show's production also confirmed to tmz earlier this week there had been speculation that wolfe wanted to replace his former co-host with his brother robbie wolf talking to the sun fritz himself said i think mike wants to get his brother robbie in there to replace me tmz however reports that the show's producers have no plans for robbie to come on board some fans have said via social media comments that they'll stop watching the show as a result of the removal whether that sentiment is widespread enough to affect the series ratings remains to be seen for now the 11th year of american pickers continues to air monday nights at 9pm eastern on the history channel check out one of our newest videos right here plus even more looper videos about your favorite reality tv shows are coming soon subscribe to our youtube channel and hit the bell so you don't miss a single one

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