Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson ate pizza with a delivery driver who thwarted an alleged carjacking in what turned out to be the final moments of his Fox News show Friday.
Fox News announced Monday that it was parting ways with Carlson. “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” Fox said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
“Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”
A clip from Carlson’s Friday show has been making the rounds on Twitter following the announcement. (RELATED: CNN Fires Don Lemon)
Tyler Morrell, a Pennsylvania pizza delivery driver, helped police catch a suspected carjacker by tripping him up as he was making a delivery in a neighborhood. Carlson had Morrell on his show in April to discuss the incident.
Morrell made an appearance on the show again Friday night, bringing a pizza on set to eat with Carlson.
“So I am, as you can tell, a pizza aficionado. I was a pizza delivery boy for two years,” Carlson said as he ate a sausage and pineapple pizza.
“Now, as a pizza professional, do you look down on this order?” Carlson asked Morrell.
“I do,” Morrell responded. “I consider it criminal.”
Here were the final moments of @TuckerCarlson Tonight – #Tucker‘s final guest was the pizza deliveryman who tripped up a suspected car thief. The driver – Tyler Morrell – brought a bunch of pizzas, so the two sat and ate them while mocking the thief.
“We’ll be back on Monday!” pic.twitter.com/CSQlJnjqgf
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 24, 2023
Morrell’s leg was injured during the incident, and Carlson inquired about his recovery.
“It’s got a bone bruise on it, down here. It’s not too bad, though,” Morrell said.
“Were your family and friends impressed by what you did?” Carlson asked.
“They were, they’re actually here with me today.”
In closing the segment, Carlson offered no indication that he was aware the show would be his last.
“That’s it for us, for the week. We’ll be back!”
After promoting his documentary “Let Them Eat Bugs,” Carlson signed off, saying, “and we’ll be back on Monday. In the meantime, have the best weekend with the ones that you love.”