Kathy Griffin has revealed that she received an offer from E! to take over as 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 on Monday (November 3), but added that she wasn’t sure if she would be accepting the offer, People reports.
“They did offer it to me,” the 54-year-old said. “I don’t know if the situation is correct or right at this time for me. We’ll see.”
E! have been looking for a replacement for Joan Rivers on Fashion Police since the stand-up comic’s unexpected death during a routine operation on her vocal chords. The network previously confirmed that the show would return in 2015 with the blessing of Joan’s daughter Melissa – click here to read the full statement.
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.
Read Melissa Rivers’ funny, touching eulogy to Joan Rivers