NTV presenter Larry Madowo will be leaving his weekly show, The Trend, at the end of June because everybody, he says, seems to be copying his work.
The renowned TV presenter announced his intentions to stop hosting the popular show via social media on Friday, and later reiterated the same message during the show.
“I’m leaving the show, I’ve decided to leave The Trend and next week Friday will be my final show,” Larry announced on Friday night during the show.
“You know what, I thought about it and said if you look at Friday night television in Kenya now, everybody is trying to do what I’ve done. Yes, I said it. Everybody is trying to do what Larry Madowo has done. They are copying The Trend, everybody in every channel. I think I can’t compete with my students anymore. People are trying to be me, so it’s time to move on. That’s the simple reason,” he explained.
Larry, who started the show way back in December 2012, also thanked his viewers for their support over that period.
“I wanna say thank you to all who watched show and made it worthwhile. This has been, like I always, say the best gig on television,” he said.
Despite handing over to a yet to be known new host, Larry is expected to among other duties, continue anchoring NTV prime time news and also contribute his weekly column, #Front Row, in the Daily Nation.