I'm supposed to be on Christmas break! Ugh! Anyway, looks like Bob Bowersox is gone ... retired ... let go ... contract not renewed ... quit ... I don't know yet. I'm trying to make cookies in Queen Bea's Kitchen, people!
In a touching video, Bob said that he wanted to pursue other avenues. Check out this post from a few months back about his other work. Some of it is really funny and some of it is ... ahem ... a little "sexy."
Even though there was a video, the whole thing seems rather strange and hastily put together. Wouldn't they want to stretch out the goodbye?
Personally, I think that he was fired or they just decided "not to renew his contract." If he were leaving because he wanted to go, there would have been a live "party" worthy of his 22 years with the "QVC Family."
I hope that all is well with his daughter (she has special needs) and that the recent credits listed on IMDB mean that he really does have other irons in the fire.
As to the now open Sunday kitchen show ... I vote for Antonella Nester!
Bob has made the news and gossip sites. Go Bob!
Also, based on the QVC Programming Guide, it looks like this was a sudden departure. In the Kitchen with Bob is scheduled through 1/11/09.
Bob Bowersox was ranked the number 3 search on Google for December 21, 2008. Wow! I bet the Q never thought that would happen.
ETA: CHECK OUT BOB'S GOODBYE VIDEO.