American Pickers’ Frank Fritz Won’t Return to History Channel Series Amid Feud With Co-Host Mike Wolfe

fans of American Pickers saw the last of Frank Fritz. reports that Fritz is not expected to return to the long-running History Channel series, which he co-hosted alongside Mike Wolfe since its first creation in 2010.

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Fritz’s final episode aired in March 2020. He did not return for the series’ final batch of episodes, which were filmed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, citing back surgery and ongoing complications of Crohn’s disease. Meanwhile, Fritz tells the British tabloid The sun that he and Wolfe fell out of touch.

“I haven’t spoken to Mike in two years,” Fritz said. “He knew I had back pain, but he didn’t call me to ask how I was. It’s like that.

Fritz also suggested that Wolfe’s ego had a lot to do with their falling out. “The show is 1,000% leaning towards him,” he said. “I can’t even stoop that low to show you how much. It is very good. It’s like you had Aerosmith and there was Steven Tyler and he was the leader. I’ve found my place, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. It’s not a problem for me, maybe he has a problem.

He also alleged that Wolfe lobbied for his brother Robbie to replace him – but a History Channel representative maintains there are no plans to introduce a new host.

Wolfe, meanwhile, recounts TMZ that he will miss Fritz.

“I will miss Frank, as will all of you,” he said in a statement. “I pray for the best and all good things for him in the next part of his journey.”

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