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Kathy Griffin confirmed for E!’s ‘Fashion Police’

By Josh Haggis


Kathy Griffin has been announced as the new host of Fashion Police following the death of Joan Rivers in September.

The American comedian and close friend of the late comic confirmed she had been approached for the job during an appearance at the Make Equality Reality gala in Beverly Hills earlier this month (November 3), but added that she wasn’t sure if she would take on the role.

It’s now been confirmed today (December 2) that Griffin has accepted the offer and will replace Rivers on the hit E! show when it returns early next year to coincide with the Golden Globes.

“I get it! These are some big shoes I’m going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me,” said the comedian.

“I’m just Kathy. Did I say I’m just Kathy? I meant I’m Kathy f**king Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let’s have some fun!”

Fashion Police premiered in 2010 and has gone on to become a major ratings success. Featuring co-hosts Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, as well as celebrity guests, in 2012 the show was extended from a 30-minute to a 60-minute programme.

Kelly Osborne previously tweeted that “no one” will be able to replace Joan – click here to read her comments in full.

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