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Kathy Griffin quits Fashion Police

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Kathy Griffin quits Fashion Police

Kathy Griffin has quit 'Fashion Police'.

The 54-year-old television personality - who replaced the late Joan Rivers on the programme - has confirmed she has left the E! show, citing creative differences.

In a statement on her Twitter, she wrote: "When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at Fashion Police, I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television...

"After 7 episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it's time to move on. I wish E! and the E! team only the best and I hope to continue to make you all laugh performing live or on television where I can be smart, irreverent, unrepentant and unafraid in an observational way that is candid, honest and justified."

Kathy hinted that her departure from the show follows a disagreement about the context of a particular joke but did not allude whether it was made by her or another.

She shared: "I am a freedom-loving female and gay rights activist who loves to find the funny in all people, attitudes, beliefs, and appearances, but only when the context permits intelligent humour. I thought that I could bring my brand of humour to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humour, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT.

"There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it. Again people... context! Listen, I'm no saint - I'm a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or a well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference. (sic)"

Kathy is the second person to quit the show in the last few weeks. Kelly Osbourne previously revealed she would be departing from the programme to pursue other projects.