Yvette Fielding has announced that she is leaving Most Haunted.
The presenter made the announcement in a statement posted on the website for the show’s production company Antix Productions, which she set up with her husband Karl Beattie.
“It has been a great ten years. However, after a lot of thought and soul-searching over the past year, I have come to a decision. It is now time for me to hang up my long black coat, move on and leave Most Haunted as its presenter in order to pursue other projects.”
Fielding said that she is proud of what her “baby” had achieved including being “watched by royalty” and parodied by shows like Saturday Night Live.
“At the start I wanted to bring paranormal investigations to a wider audience, making them more acceptable and with the ever growing amount of investigation groups that have started since Most Haunted began, I feel that this has been achieved.”
The 41-year-old confirmed that she intends to continue working in the field.
“As well as continuing with ITV2’s Ghosthunting with… – which grows from strength to strength and with some great celebrity guests coming up, it is must-watch TV – I will be carrying on my quest to find paranormal activity on other channels taking investigations further than ever before and extending on what I have already done.”
Living has yet to confirm if the show will continue with a new presenter but Fielding expressed her hope that it would.
“I hope that the brand will continue for years to come as it will always be dear to me.”
I have to wonder if this has anything to do with the Chris Conway incident. My gut feeling is that it is a cumulative effect of several bad partings in the Host Haunted family. This can only go in one of two directions. Most Haunted fades away or a young attractive host steps up to sex up the old show.
I used to call this show “Most Hoaxed” some of the shenanigans were so obvious as to be laughable. With the glut in paranormal shows, I have to wonder how long the other paranormal shows will last.
Some people believe that the “Ghost Hunters” franchise has jumped the shark with Ghost Hunters Academy. I don’t know, but it can’t really last too much longer (or can it).
I enjoy pondering the paranormal. Sadly, there will always be those who seek to profit from it.