Kelly Osbourne quit 'Fashion Police' because of how E! "handled" the row over Giuliana Rancic's comments towards Zendaya Coleman.
The 30-year-old star announced her departure from the E! show just days after her co-host apologised for making an offensive remark about her friend's dreadlocks at the Oscars but it has been claimed it wasn't the presenters comments - that her pal looked like she "smelled of patchouli oil and weed" - that triggered her decision.
A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column:
"Kelly left not from the [comment] itself, but because of how Giuliana and the network handled it."
It had been claimed the comments had been rehearsed three times, with Kelly warning her co-hosts they shouldn't be used - but E! later denied they had been included in anything other than the final taping, something the outspoken star is said to be particularly furious about.
A source previously said of the show recording: "They did the Zendaya segment three times.
"Three different takes. On the first two takes, Kelly said 'Guys, we can't say this. Zendaya is a friend of the show.' "
Following the news of her departure, Khloe Kardashian, Nene Leakes and Kristin Cavallari have all been touted as possible replacements.
However, a show spokesperson said: "No decisions have been made."