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Griffin confirmed for Fashion Police

Kathy Griffin is the new host of the hit E! Fashion show, replacing the late Joan Rivers.

The 54-year-old funnywoman has been rumoured as a potential candidate for the highly sought after slot since her predecessor passed away unexpectedly on September 4 following surgery complications. But now it has been confirmed she’ll begin hosting the E! Series when it returns in January.

She’ll join current co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne, who will resume their seats on the panel. However George Kotsiopoulos appears to have moved on, with Canadian celebrity stylist Brad Goreski being named as a new addition to the bill.

Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers, who produces the programme, praised the redhead’s skills and welcomed her into the fold. She commented on both new additions in a statement to the channel.

"Kathy just feels right, and Brad brings a fun, new voice to join Giuliana and Kelly in this ensemble," she said. "I'm excited to see where this panel takes this series my mother so adored in this next incarnation."

Kathy herself has spoken out in her typical bold fashion about her new job. In particular, she noted the gravitas of stepping into Joan’s shoes, someone who she has described in the past as a mentor.

"I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill,” she commented. “Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me. I'm just Kathy. Did I say I'm just Kathy? I meant I'm Kathy F***ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let's have some fun!"

Since Joan passed away, the show has been on hiatus. It is set to return with 17 episodes on January 12, 2015 ahead of the Golden Globes red carpet.

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