Nancy O'Dell is Leaving Access Hollywood

The entertainment news anchor Nancy O'Dell is abruptly leaving her show.

Nancy O’Dell is Leaving Access Hollywood

The entertainment news anchor is abruptly leaving her show.

-Kathryn H. Cusimano

Nancy O'Dell

Nancy O’Dell will tape her last episode of Access Hollywood this week, despite the fact that her contract won’t expire for another two years.

“Even though she will be leaving for a new opportunity, this decision is based totally on Nancy’s desire to take her career to the next level and is completely amicable,” Nancy’s rep said in a statement. “She will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist.”

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Despite what Nancy’s rep said, a source told People magazine there is another reason for her abrupt departure: she isn’t pleased with the direction the show is taking.

“She has spent a lot of years building respect in the entertainment community and celebrities trust her,” the source said. “She’s known as the nice and classy girl. She values that.”

According to the source, Nancy feels the show is becoming too sensational. Though she is set to host the Rose Bowl parade on New Year’s Day, Nancy hasn’t announced any other career plans yet.

Will you still watch Access Hollywood without Nancy O’Dell? (People)

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