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Layla Kaleigh leaves World Poker Tour
Blink and you missed it. That might best describe Layla Kaleigh's brief tour of duty as host of the World Poker Tour.
Wicked Chops poker blog reported on Monday that Kaleigh might be leaving the show and it was later confirmed through a statement from the WPT that the sassy Brit was going another direction.
"Layla Kaleigh brought great edge, wit and personality to the WPT as hostess in Season VI and we sincerely wish her well as she continues to explore her TV career," said a WPT spokesperson. "We are currently casting for the Season VII TV hostess role and look forward to introducing [the new hostess] to everyone soon."
One person the WPT might want to take a closer look at is current online video host Kimberly Lansing. Lansing has been handling interview duties throughout the year and came close to making the WPT Celebrity Invitational's final table by coming in eighth.
As for Kaleigh's legacy to the show? The London native joins a list of hosts that have stayed for a minimal amount of time including Sabina Gadecki and Courtney Friel. No one has been able to top the three-year run of the original WPT poster girl, Shana Hiatt. Hiatt went on to host Poker After Dark and the NBC National Heads-Up Championship.
Meanwhile Kaleigh will have plenty of work to keep herself busy. She currently hosts MTV's popular America's Best Dance Crew and anchors the news portion of G4's Attack of the Show titled "The Feed."
Kaleigh also cleared the air on her Myspace page, stating that she was the one who made the decision to leave the WPT, not the other way around. She cited personal reasons and the desire to travel less as the deciding factors in her decision.