“American Pickers” will stay a one particular-person present for the foreseeable future … ’cause TMZ’s acquired it has no programs to provide back again Mike Wolfe‘s ex-cohost Frank Fritz, and it has almost nothing to do with their fallout.
Sources shut to the output notify TMZ … Frank stepped absent from the demonstrate a when back again to offer with overall health issues that necessary back again surgical procedure. This, on prime of already dealing with Crohn’s sickness. Frank has not appeared on the show considering the fact that a March 2020 episode.
When Frank stepped away, we’re informed the show had to go on. They continued filming with just Mike at the helm.
Frank experienced been a staple on the show due to the fact 2010, but a short while ago claimed he hasn’t spoken to Mike in 2 a long time … and his aged cohost did not arrive at out soon after the surgical treatment. Frank’s because missing almost 70 kilos as a result of training in an hard work to have a greater take care of on his Crohn’s fight.
It can be no mystery the ex-‘Pickers’ duo has not gotten along for several years, but our sources say Frank’s only off the show mainly because he remaining to are inclined to his health and fitness. Whilst, he not too long ago claimed he’d like to be back, we’re advised producers truly feel the show’s carrying out good with solo Mike.
Frank’s speculated Mike’s angling to get his have brother, Robbie, as a cohost — he has been on the present recently — but we are told which is not occurring possibly.
The only substitute Mike’s designed in his daily life so significantly is with his new girlfriend … soon after his wife submitted for divorce.