An ET Canada favourite is saying goodbye to the show.
It was announced Thursday that longtime reporter Roz Weston would be stepping down from his role after 17 seasons on the entertainment news program.
Weston, who has appeared on ET Canada since its inception in 2005, will film his final episode on June 23.
He shared, “17 years on one show is a rare and a ridiculous amount of time in this business.
“From Cannes and Moscow, to Egypt and Los Angeles, I’ve travelled around the world (probably twice) and got to interview every rock star and action hero I had a poster of on my wall when I was a kid. Shania Twain in Vegas, Brad Pitt in London, dirty dancing with Patrick Swayze and doing high leg-kicks with Liza Minnelli – I’ve got a lifetime of stories.”
“Roz has been an invaluable part of the ET Canada team since the beginning,” said Lisa Godfrey, senior vice-president of original content and Corus Studios. “His easy rapport with celebrities and his dedication to his craft is what makes him one of the best in the business. He will be missed!”
Over the years, Weston has received accolades from the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, the New York Festival of Radio, and the Canadian Screen Awards.
“Two years ago, like everyone, I went into lockdown not knowing what to expect or who I’d be at the end of it all,” he said.
“For 16 months I channelled that uncertainty into creativity and wrote a book – my memoir, A Little Bit Broken. It will be released on September 27 and I’m as nervous as I am excited. I’m sad to be leaving my friends at ET Canada, but this project needs my full attention. I want to thank the audience for sharing your time with me on ET Canada and ET Canada Live. It has meant the world to me.”
Weston will be releasing A Little Bit Broken through publisher Doubleday Canada on September 27, 2022.
Fans can watch his final episode on Thursday, June 23, on Global, and streaming live and on-demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.