American Pickers ex-host Frank Fritz appears on NEW episode despite being fired for addiction struggles

AMERICAN Pickers ex-host Frank Fritz appeared on a NEW episode.

The 55-year-old was featured in a flashback scene after he was fired for his addiction struggles.


Frank appeared on a new episode of American PickersCredit: Coleman-Rayner
The former host was featured in a flashback


The former host was featured in a flashbackCredit: History Channel
The episode aired months after Frank was fired from the show


The episode aired months after Frank was fired from the showCredit: History Channel

During Monday’s episode of American Pickers titled Coal Gold, host Mike Wolfe spoke to a former circus ringleader in Virginia that was selling items from his years working in the circus industry.

As the two men spoke, Mike recalled meeting legendary sideshow act Ward Hall with Frank during a 2013 episode of the History Channel show.

Mike, 57, raved about Ward’s knowledge of the circus industry as clips played of him and Mike looking through Ward’s belongings.

While Frank did not talk in the flashback scene, he nodded his head as Ward recalled what admission prices used to be for his circus events.


Frank’s quick appearance on the new episode comes after he was fired from the show.

The 55-year-old last appeared on the show during a March 2020 episode.

He had taken some time off to recover from back surgery, which left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his spine. 

During his time off from the show, Frank lost about 65 pounds and has been living a healthier lifestyle as he’s become sober from alcohol.

He previously told The Sun that he entered rehab for his alcohol addiction in Iowa for 77 days.

Additionally, Frank told The Sun he was now hoping for his own spinoff show since being let go from American Pickers.

Following weeks of speculation that Frank had been fired, Mike confirmed his former co-host would not be returning to the show in an Instagram post in July.

American Pickers continues to star Mike and Danielle Colby, 45, while Mike’s brother Robbie has appeared in numerous recent episodes and seems to have replaced Frank.


The TV host’s firing was allegedly due to his feud with Mike.

Speaking to The Sun about their falling out, Frank said: “I haven’t talked to Mike in two years. He knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is.

“The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent. I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much. 

“That’s fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the front man. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s no problem with me, maybe he does have a problem.”

Frank was allegedly fired due to his feud with Mike


Frank was allegedly fired due to his feud with MikeCredit: Cineflix International Media Limited
Mike's brother Robbie seems to be taking over Frank's role as co-host


Mike’s brother Robbie seems to be taking over Frank’s role as co-hostCredit: Instagram

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