Joel Mchale will say goodbye to The Soup after 12 years of hosting the show.​ E announced the comedy series will have its farewell on Dec. 18.

"We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup," said Jeff Olde, EVP of Programming & Development for E. "The Soup has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team's fearless wit and clever approach week after week. Joel took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed."

The show, which has 3,324 episodes, started in 1991 as "Talk Soup" hosted by Greg Kinnear. Later added by John Henaon, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler also served as hosts before ending the show in 2002 until E, with John Machale, revived the show as "The Soup" in 2004.

In the midst of busy schedule that included his acting career, Machale remained with the show for the next 12 years.

Here are the host’s statements posted on his Twitter account:

According to AdWeek, during their interview with the host, Machale said that he, together with his friends, is working for the show once a week and questioned on why would he leave "something that is clearly working".

"These poor people have to watch so much television they're going to shoot themselves in the eye," McHale said to Adweek at the time. "We try to find clips that nobody else found, or we take a clip that everyone is watching and try to tell a joke that nobody has told yet."

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Source: Youtube/The Soup

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