Tucker Carlson, is leaving Fox News, the US media giant has announced.
In a statement, Fox News said that the network and Mr Carlson have agreed to “part ways”.
His last TV programme was Friday 21 April, the statement added. His primetime slot will now be hosted by a series of interim hosts until a permanent replacement is found.
The brief two paragraph statement gave no reason for the decision.
On air, a Fox News anchor announced the departure with a tribute that thanked him “for his service to the network”.
Mr Carlson was not just a popular presenter, but also a historically influential one. His shows frequently set the agenda for conservatives and, by extension, the Republican Party.
His programme made up four of the top ten rated programmes on US cable TV, according to Nielson data for the week 27 March to 2 April.
He was Fox News’ top rated host, with more than three million viewers tuning in on an average night.
First joined Fox as a contributor in 2009 before becoming a co-host of the Fox and Friends Weekend show between 2012 and 2016, the year he began hosting the Tucker Carlson Show which had a millions of viewers.
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