"American Pickers star Frank Fritz speaks candidly about his relationship with co-host Mike Wolfe .
The popular History Channel reality TV series , created in 2010 , recounts the adventures of the gatherers as they travel the country in the hopes of finding and saving precious objects with stories deeply rooted in American history. Danielle Colby provides much needed assistance when the two minds find themselves in a comedic bond. along the way.
But the friendship between the beloved duowas strained. Fritz recently told The Sun that he was off the show and is no longer in contact with Wolfe, 57.
"I haven't spoken to Mike in two years " said the 55-year-old man at the point of sale. "He knew my back was screwed up, but he didn't call me to ask me how I was doing. It's like that.
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Frank Fritz (left), who has since left History Channel 's ' American Pickers , 'admitted her relationship with former co-host Mike Wolfe (right) is strained. (Photo by D Dipasupil / FilmMagic / Images)
Although Fritz did not specify the exact reason for his departure, he described the feeling that iHe was in "second " place on "American Pickers ". "I can't even bend that low to show you how good it is. It's like you have Aerosmith and there is Steven Tyler and he's the leader. I found it. my place, I'm second and he's number one on the show. That's not a problem with me, maybe he's got a problem. "
Fritz also revealed that the public could easily identify with him more, making him a "bigger " star among fans.
"I'm not arrogant and more of an ordinary guy," he explained. "The guy who connects with me is the guy who buys a 30-pack Busch Light and a pizza on the weekend. He's my guy. My guy buys a $ 150 sign, not an 8,000 sign. $. I'm more of an ordinary man, didn't find a $ 100,000 vase or any other Michelangelo stuff. I never really got a big, big score like that. But all the little onesscores are bread and butter and that 's my business. "
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Frank Fritz (right) claimed that audiences could easily identify with him more in the series. (Photo by Ray Tamarra / FilmMagic / Images)
A representative for The History Channel and Wolfe did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. , the network confirmed to People magazine that Fritz left the series. And in a statement sent toselling point, Wolfe said he was going to miss his old co-host.
"I ha " I've known Frank for as long as I can remember, he's been like a brother to me, "Wolfe's statement read." The journey that Frank, Dani (Danielle) and I began in 2009, like all of us, has come with its ups and downs, blessings and challenges, but it was also the most rewarding. I will miss Frank, as will all of you, and pray for the best and all good things for him in the next part of his journey. "
Fritz admitted it would be difficult to "Turn on the show after not talking to anyone for two years.
"I think Mike wants his brother Robbie to replace me, " Fritz said. "I I don't know why he behaves like this towards me. You couldn't just put two people in a van and get the chemistry you get from me and Mike. We have known each other sinceabout 40 years old. We can finish each other's sentences. When everyone gets along and there is no drama, he and I are great together. "
“American Pickers”, which premiered in 2010, has grown into a TV series. popular reality on The History Channel. (Photo by Neilson Barnard / Images)
The famous collector said he was now eager to pass on to other things and to start a new chapter in his life.Most recently, he unveiled a weight loss of 65 pounds to keep his Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease.e, "under control as best I can ". He attributed the transformation to healthy eating habits.
"I'm just trying to go through life like everyone else and be as happy as possible," said Fritz. "Life is what you put into it. If you don't put in a lot, you don't get a lot out.