Oh, man! During an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, actor John O'Hurley opened up about leaving Family Feud after hosting the game show from 2006-2010. Today, the series is hosted by Steve Harvey.
"I had a wonderful time. It was time to put it to bed. When I left the show, I had kind of done my run. It was getting to be like a penis joke," he explained during a Facebook Live while promoting his latest flick, Swing Away. "It was no longer becoming 'family,' it was becoming more about how overt can you be? And I said, 'That's not what I want. That's not what I do.' So I had my time with it, and it was fun while I did it, but I'll leave that to someone who is more comfortable."
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The Seinfeld alum admitted he doesn't even watch the show today, but revealed, "I don't watch anything I do so that's not unusual. I make a point of not watching what I do because I'm not entertainment to myself. I feel much better when I do things, as doing them is theater, but I would rather remember how much fun I had than I would being like, 'I should have turned my head that way,' or, 'I need to be sharper.'"
He continued, "I don't want to do that. I don't want to be that kind of actor. It's no fun for me to just sit back and micromanage myself. I would much rather be myself and let things come through me and not have to watch or suffer the repercussions of what I do, and if it's entertaining to other people, good. I'm glad it was and there is a slew of people that stop me in an airport every day saying, 'Peterman!' So, a thousand screaming fans can't be wrong."
However, there is one celebrity match-up John wishes he could have seen during the time on the series. "Bryan Cranston against Peter Bergman from Young and the Restless," he shared. "Two of the smartest actors I've ever dealt with — I mean, savvy. I think that would be interesting, and I think they would end up in a fight in the parking lot after."
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