"It was the five best working years of my life," she said during an appearance on The Talk Tuesday, according to People. "I'm so grateful for the experience." She paid tribute to her late co-host Joan Rivers as well, adding, "Working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much. I'm excited for my future now. I want to try new things."
E! announced Feb. 27 that Kelly was leaving the show, saying in a statement she was going to "pursue other opportunities." The network rep added, "we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers."
The announcement came not long after Fashion Police cohost Giuliana Rancic made racially charged comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars during the Feb. 23 show. Kelly threatened to leave the show the next day if they didn't "make it right," but after Giuliana apologized on Twitter to Zendaya that day and on-air the following day to viewers it seemed all was well. Kelly tweeted, "It takes a strong women to apologize & makes a forgiving women even stronger!
Still, she ended up making good on her word. Are you excited to see what's up next for Kelly? Tell us in the comments.