After 30 seasons and more than 1,000 episodes, Chanel West Coast is saying goodbye to Ridiculousness.
Variety reported Monday that the TV personality/rapper–– who has appeared on (the severely overplayed) clip show with creator Rob Dyrdek and fellow co-host Sterling “Steelo” Brim since it premiered in 2011–– is leaving ‘Ridiculousness’ and has signed a deal with Paramount Media Network.
Under this deal, Chanel will be executive producing, creating and starring in her own unscripted series. She will also develop scripted and unscripted projects under MTV Entertainment Studios–- fitting, as she made her reality TV debut on the network years earlier, appearing on Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
“After years of being part of the ‘Ridiculousness’ family, I’m sad to say goodbye to the show but very excited to announce my next big venture with MTVE/Paramount,” Chanel said in a statement to Variety. “It’s time for me to step off the red couch and step into the role of executive producer. My passion has always been to create, whether it is music, clothing, or film and TV.
“I plan to bring some of my wildest ideas and dreams to life through amazing film & television projects, build my teams, and work with other creatives paving the way on the screen. I’m also very excited for the world to see me beyond ‘the laugh’ and for once, see the real me,” she added.
Chanel was congratulated on the news of her “next big venture” by her ‘Ridiculousness’ family on social media, who noted the personality, laugh and presence Chanel has brought to the show.
“While we’ll miss Chanel on this iconic red couch, we can’t wait to see all of the amazing things she has in store for this next stage of her artistic career,” they said of Chanel’s exit.
In addition to her new role with Paramount and MTV Entertainment, Chanel recently became a first-time mom.
The 34-year-old welcomed daughter Bowie Breeze in November 2022 with boyfriend Dom Fenison.
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Chanel doesn’t bother me much, but whenever I look at her, all I see is Minkus from Boy Meets World thanks to that infamous meme 😂
Hold on this show is still running? 😄
just about 2️⃣4️⃣/7️⃣, it seems. 🙄😂
like, anytime jersey shore, teen mom, or the challenge aren’t on.
(not a big MTV viewer anymore, but it’s ALWAYS on when i happen to scroll by)
I dont know if I like her or not.
Very weird bc I’m usually pretty opinionated but she doesn’t hit me either way.
Best of luck to her. She’ll be fine.
Can we please talk about why in the actual F**K this show is even still on the air??? Her laugh makes my ears bleed, good riddance. Her baby is a doll, though!!!
Can’t stand her or her annoying laugh 👋
Her baby is really cute 🥰
The boyfriend is really cute 😜
Aww, I think Chanel is hilarious and I love her laugh. Only wish her good things, 13 years is a long time to be on a show.