Chris Hardwick was emotional Sunday night during his return to “Talking Dead” following the allegations of abuse that he got.
Chris Hardwick tore on Sunday night’s episode of “Talking Dead”, while the approach of the investigation into the abuse allegations that nearly cost him his hosting duties.
Hardwick returns as host of the “The Walking Dead” aftershow on Sunday, after he was restored after an AMC investigation into claims that he abused his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. The comedian thanked his fans for their support through the scandal.
“You know, normally I close the show we talk about here, but instead I really just want to take a minute, and I want to say that I am so grateful to be standing here now and I want to thank you, the ‘Walking Dead’ of the community, for all your support these last few months,” Hardwick said during the show open.
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Hardwick said the host of the show was not just a job for him, but “an essential part of my life.” He said working on the show for the last seven years, is “like a sanctuary.”
“This is with me in good times and bad times and I have so very many thanks to you, the fans, and the producers, and the amazing casts of both shows, you know, for allowing me to come here and be a part of this community, every week,” he said. “This is what this is. This is a community.”
Hardwick also noted that he is excited for the upcoming changes on “The Walking Dead” show.
Despite his excitement to be back, a female executive producer and a “handful” of staffers reportedly quit in protest Hardwick’s back. Hardwick is an effort to again the support of the remaining employees.
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AMC announced in July Hardwick will be back hosting “Talking Dead” and “in conversation With Chris Hardwick after the company conducted a comprehensive assessment.
Hardwick research began after Dykstra said in a Media essay that her ex-friend, presumably Hardwick, was emotionally abused and sexually abused her. In the essay published on 14 June Dykstra accused of ex-boyfriend pressure her into sex and in her career, which she says ultimately derailed.
After the research, Hardwick’s name was reinstated on Nerdist, a website he founded. He will also be the return of “The Wall,” host at NBC and is expected to appear as a guest judge on “America’s Got Talent”, says the Hollywood Reporter.
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