Shaun Majumder will no longer be a part of “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”.
On Saturday, the 46-year-old announced that he would not be returning to the show during the “Gathering” festival.
However, Majumder released a new statement Monday: “Unfortunately, due to creative differences between Halifax producers and myself, the decision for departure was not mine.
“The show has been a Canadian cultural institution, which I’ve always felt blessed to be a part of,” Majumder added. “Over the years, my love for working on the show has grown, especially with our close knit ’22 minutes’ family. They are the best in television.”
Check out Majumder’s full statement below.
Ahead of Majumder’s own statement, CBC responded to his initial announcement on Sunday.
“Given the nature of the industry, it’s not uncommon to make a change with a cast member,” CBC representative Chuck Thompson said in an email. “This has happened several times over the years with other cast members on 22 Minutes.”
In the email, Thompson said that the show had “decided to go in a different direction,” although it “looks forward to the possibility of working with Shaun in the future.”
Majumder was a core member of the “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” cast from 2003 to 2010, then from 2011 to 2018.