iHeartRadio's The Breakfast Club could have at least one fresh face this coming fall after the show's leading lady, Angela Yee, announced her departure.
Social media was abuzz the night before the official announcement on Wednesday after Yee tweeted, "The Breakfast Club as you know it is officially over."
There was no other information linked to the tweet and her co-hosts, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, were radio silent. The rumor mill swirled for more than 12 hours until the hosts finally addressed it in the 8 o'clock hour of their daily morning show.
"This is something I've been wanting to do for years now, since way before the pandemic. I had actually sat down with our big boss, Thea [Mitchem] and I was telling her, 'Look, I want to have my own show,'" she said during the announcement.
Recently, she said, she was told she will have that opportunity to have her own daily show, but it will mean breaking up the Club.
"I am going to be leaving The Breakfast Club. [DJ Envy and Charlamagne] will obviously continue on and it'll be a different iteration of The Breakfast Club, but I will have my own show up here at iHeart as well, so I'll be part of the family," she said.
The trio formed in 2010 on New York City's Power 105.1 radio station where it had been dealing with an identity crisis, circulating hosts in and out of its morning show slot. Since then the show has hosted a wide range of guests from former President Barack Obama and current commander-in-chief Joe Biden to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
Full details about Way Up With Angela Yee, the new nationally syndicated show, have not been revealed, but she is slated to stay on The Breakfast Club until fall.
While the news late last night was bittersweet for many, fans flocked to social media to share some of their favorite moments from the show.