AMERICAN Pickers’ Mike Wolfe has posted a rare antique after he admitted to being under “pressure” after the firing of former co-host Frank Fritz.
Mike, 57, has shared an image of the feline antiques that he expected to pick up.
In the Instagram photo, the collection of cats appeared to be lying on the ground.
These andrions are used for bracket support for an open fireplace.
The iron bars were shaped like black cats and have glass eyes.
The American Pickers star mentioned he was “picking” them up somewhere in Detroit on Saturday morning.
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‘FINDING THE WORDS’
Recently, the American Pickers star shared a photo of his two crew members while they were on set.
He wrote a lengthy message and opened up: “Blood, sweat, and tears with these two guys. My pick interviews are done on a different day. It’s a time frame thing there’s just not enough of it on pick days.”
The TV star continued: “Finding the words after 13 years of doing this show becomes harder. A lot of it is the pressure I put on myself. And how much weight I put into telling people’s stories…
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“These two help me and sometimes guide me. This shot is what I see when I’m filming. Encouragement, love, understanding, and a true passion for this project.”
Mike concluded that he has been “very blessed to have people in my life at this time that love what they do as much as I do.”
THE RATINGS DROP
The Sun revealed that the ratings have plummeted since dropping to under one million viewers in January and last July, for the first time in years.
However, episodes featuring Frank had much higher ratings, such as his final show on March 2020, which had about 1,282,000 viewers tuning in.
After his firing became public in July 2021, Frank ended up being replaced by Mike’s brother, Robbie.
Fans started to boycott the History show because of Frank’s firing, and many viewers have dubbed Robbie to be “boring.”
One irate viewer tweeted: “I tried to watch one of the new episodes a few days ago, and it isn’t the same.
“So sad as I have been a major fan over the years. I will continue re-watching the old ones instead. This maybe should have ended when Frank ‘left.’”
The Sun exclusively revealed that Frank’s ex-girlfriend Diann Bankson, 56, has moved on with a new man after their breakup.
Diann is currently dating Davenport, Iowa resident Eric Longlett, an Engineering Administration Manager.
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She debuted her new man on Facebook back in February 2022 when the couple attended a family graduation.
Frank and Diann ended their relationship after they both accused each other of infidelity.