AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz will NOT be returning to the show after suffering from health issues, as producers have decided to focus on Mike Wolfe as the solo host
AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz will NOT be returning to the show after suffering from health issues, as producers have decided to focus on Mike Wolfe as the solo host.
The American Pickers alum previously stepped away to recover from back surgery with his last episode airing in March 2020.
Frank Fritz will not return to American PickersCredit: Getty
Production has settled on Mike as the solo leadCredit: Mike Wolfe/Instagram
Frank, 57, will not return to the History Channel show after feuding with his costar Mike, 57.
However, his absence has nothing to do with their disagreements, TMZ has revealed, as the network has decided to focus on Mike as the sole lead.
Frank has been dealing with several health problems, including undergoing back surgery and suffering from Crohn’s disease.
The Sun previously reported the reality star lost 65 pounds after living a healthier lifestyle and remaining sober from alcohol.
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The TV personality joined the cast of American Pickers in 2010, but his absence for the last year and a half has seemingly gone unnoticed.
Despite their decade-long co-hosting relationship, Frank revealed that he hasn’t spoken to Mike since his departure.
The Illinois native never reached out to check on his co-star post-surgery, after a history of not seeing eye-to-eye.
Frank recently expressed that he would love to return to the show, though a source told TMZ that producers have no plans in place for his reappearance.
The insider also claimed that Mike has been “angling to get his brother Robbie as a co-host” but show creators haven’t shown interest there either.