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Keith Olbermann leaves ESPN to host political show on YouTube

Keith Olbermann leaves ESPN to host political show on YouTube
© Keith Olbermann in 2013. (Getty)

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann is leaving the sports network again so that he can focus on political commentary.

In a video and statement posted on Twitter, Olbermann, a former star on MSNBC, said he would host a political talkshow on his personal YouTube Channel weeknights beginning Wednesday.

The new show, “The Worst Person in the World,” will focus on the 2020 presidential election and will stay true to the anti-Trump rhetoric for which Olbermann has become known.

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“You didn’t think I was going to sit out this election did you?” Olbermann said jokingly in the announcement video he shared with Twitter followers.

Olbermann returned to ESPN for a third time in 2018. 

“In the 31 years since I first worked for the network filling in for Roy Firestone on 'Sportslook' in L.A., I’ve left ESPN in every different way imaginable. And while only once was it unpleasant, this time it is truly on happy terms,” he said.

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“The Worst Person in the World,” premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST on YouTube.