Mary Hart Leaving Entertainment Tonight After 30 Seasons

Mary Hart, the long term host of Entertainment Tonight will be leaving the show at the end of the next season.

Hart officially announced the move Thursday, saying that her 30th season (2010-11) will be her final with the show.

“I’ve had the privilege of spending 29 years doing something I love — how often does that happen?” Hart said in her statement. “I’ve had the support of a stupendous group of people starting with Linda Bell Blue, John Nogawski and many others who are so talented on our staff at ‘ET.’ I only meant to be at ‘ET’ for three years, suddenly it’s almost 30. I’ve reached a point when I clearly realize it’s time for a change.”

“It will certainly be with mixed sentiments that I say ‘goodbye’ at the end of the season, but it will definitely be with a sense of celebration … 30 years of ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ are you kidding me? That’s an accomplishment and something I’m very proud of!”

Although not confirmed at the time of writing, reports suggest that Lara Spencer, currently the host of The Insider, will replace Hart on the show.