“I would not criticize Drew Carey. I would not criticize this show. I would not criticize CBS. I would not criticize FremantleMedia (which produces the show for the network) because I have a sizable royalty that I am paid every year this show is on, and it’s going on for years. I would be an absolute fool. I hope this show stays on for years.
"As for Drew, he’s been charming and complimentary, and he had me on the show to plug my book Priceless Memories. He devoted half of the show to me! He’s a charming man, and kind and gracious. To think that I would say anything derogatory about him is idiocy.”
Barker also added that when he left the show he advised Carey to "do the show your way. And that's what he has done. Obviously, it's successful."
As for Bob, he's going to "keep his mouth shut" walking down the street from now on!
And there you have it!
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