Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, who was the on-air sparring partner for Geraldo Rivera on the Fox News show “The Five,” took his battles with Rivera off the set as well, according to a new report that cited Gutfeld as a prime reason Rivera is leaving the show.
Last week, Rivera announced that he would leave the popular program.
“There has been a growing tension that goes beyond editorial differences and personal annoyances and gripes. It’s not worth it to me,” Rivera said, according to The Associated Press.
He did not mention Gutfeld by name in discussing his departure.
Rivera said he chose to leave “The Five” but that Fox News “didn’t race after me to say, ‘Geraldo, please come back.’”
“There is no love lost between Geraldo and Greg, that is for certain,” the insider said.
The source told Radar Online that Rivera appeared to have worn 0ut his welcome at Fox News.
“Geraldo was once the favorite of Fox — but he doesn’t have that role anymore. Greg is the new king of Fox News having dominated the late-night timeslot with his show ‘Gutfeld!’” the insider said.
“Being at the top of your game ensures you have network bosses eating out the palm of his hands! In this power struggle, Gutfeld won,” the source said