Kourtney Kardashian finally addresses claims she was the driving force behind KUWTK cancellation

‘It’s been a love-hate relationship’: Kourtney Kardashian finally addresses claims she was the driving force behind KUWTK cancellation and says the show is ‘DEFINITELY’ ready to end

Kourtney Kardashian has finally addressed – and denied – rumours that she was the driving force behind the end of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In the most recent episode of the show, which aired on E! on Thursday night, the family were seen discussing the decision to cancel the show after 20 years, a decision they announced in September last year.

In the scenes, she spoke to her mum Kris Jenner and sister Khloe, where she admitted she had a ‘love-hate relationship’ with the show, which she defiantly insisted would not have ended without a group decision being made.  

Over: Kourtney Kardashian has finally addressed – and denied – rumours that she was the driving force behind the end of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Kourtney confirmed to devastated fans in November 2019 that she was stepping back from the wildly successful reality show, which debuted in October 2007, and chronicles the life and times of the TV dynasty. 

In her statement at the time, the mum-of-three wrote: ‘I just decided to spend more time as a mum and put more of my energy there… 

‘But I’m not saying goodbye. But I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed. Currently, in this room.’ 

She has however returned for the final season, and in the latest episode saw her ex Scott Disick about online claims that the cancellation was her doing. 

The end: In the most recent episode of the show, which aired on E! on Thursday night, the family were seen discussing the decision to cancel the show after 20 years, a decision they announced in September last year

The end: In the most recent episode of the show, which aired on E! on Thursday night, the family were seen discussing the decision to cancel the show after 20 years, a decision they announced in September last year

Over: In the scenes, she spoke to her mum Kris Jenner and sister Khloe, where she admitted she had a 'love-hate relationship' with the show, which she defiantly insisted would not have ended without a group decision being made

Over: In the scenes, she spoke to her mum Kris Jenner and sister Khloe, where she admitted she had a ‘love-hate relationship’ with the show, which she defiantly insisted would not have ended without a group decision being made

She said: ‘It’s so funny, there’s all these memes online of like, ‘Kourtney Kardashian single-handedly ended KUWTK’. Yeah they’re saying it as a joke but I’m sure there’s people who really believe it.’

After Scott came to her defense, Kourtney insisted: ‘Every time our contract’s up we always have this conversation of like, ‘Do we want to keep doing this? What are we happy with? What do we want to do?’ 

‘If everyone wanted to keep doing it, I’m sure I would have kept doing it too. It was going to come to an end at some point.’ 

When speaking to her family about what to do, Kris asked if they should end the show, to which Kourtney said: ‘I definitely think it’s time.’

Shock: She has however returned for the final season, and in the latest episode saw her ex Scott Disick about online claims that the cancellation was her doing

Shock: She has however returned for the final season, and in the latest episode saw her ex Scott Disick about online claims that the cancellation was her doing

Khloe then said: ‘Kourtney thought it was time three years ago.’

On her struggle with the show, Kourtney went on: ‘We always said we would do it together as long as we all wanted to do it and felt happy and that it made sense…

‘I’ve definitely had my moments when I wasn’t fully comfortable with filming and then there’s so many exciting moments like where we’ve had the best times and great family trips and so many experiences that we wouldn’t have had if we weren’t filming. I think it’s been a love-hate relationship.’

Khloe went on: ‘Do I think we all need a break sometimes? Yeah. But I don’t know if that necessarily means to stop.’

Later on, the youngest Kardashian sister then said: ‘It’s definitely clear that everyone’s decisions have been made but mine is the only one that would be against the rest of the family.’ 

Shock: On her struggle with the show, Kourtney went on: 'We always said we would do it together as long as we all wanted to do it and felt happy and that it made sense..

Shock: On her struggle with the show, Kourtney went on: ‘We always said we would do it together as long as we all wanted to do it and felt happy and that it made sense..

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Katherine Ryan urges the Kardashians to ‘be honest’ over their ‘plastic surgeries’

Katherine Ryan has urged the Kardashians to ‘be honest’ over their alleged plastic surgeries in a blistering new podcast.

The comedian, 37, who has been open about her own cosmetic procedures,claimed the Kardashians use doctors who perform vampire facials as a ‘smokescreen’ for their plastic surgeries during an appearance on Vicky Pattison’s The Secret podcast.

The reality titans – comprising Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as mother Kris Jenner and Kylie and Kendall Jenner – have always denied having plastic surgeries,  despite looking markedly different from their show debut more than a decade ago.

Honesty: Katherine Ryan has urged the Kardashians to ‘be honest’ over their alleged plastic surgeries in a blistering new podcast

There is no suggestion the Kardashians have undergone plastic surgeries. 

Katherine said of Kim: ‘I know she has Dr. Jason Diamond, he is the family dermatologist.

‘So he’s doing a lot of the peels and the lasers, they also go to Simon Ourian.

‘Jason Diamond is a surgeon he does face lifts and things as well, but I don’t think he does any surgery on them.

‘I think they’re offering these two guys, as smoke screens to be like “here’s who I go to, for a lovely gentle vampire facial with them” but there’s someone with the fat gun in the back and that’s person whose name I need.’   

2013: The comedian, 37, who has been open about her own cosmetic procedures,claimed the Kardashians use doctors who perform vampire facials as a 'smokescreen' for their plastic surgeries (Kim pictured in 2013)

2013: The comedian, 37, who has been open about her own cosmetic procedures,claimed the Kardashians use doctors who perform vampire facials as a ‘smokescreen’ for their plastic surgeries (Kim pictured in 2013)

Denied: The reality titans - comprising Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as mother Kris Jenner and Kylie and Kendall Jenner - have always denied having plastic surgeries

Denied: The reality titans – comprising Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as mother Kris Jenner and Kylie and Kendall Jenner – have always denied having plastic surgeries 

A ‘Vampire Facial’ is the nickname of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It is a regenerative therapy treatment that uses nothing but the patients own blood. 

Kim was memorably pictured getting one in 2013 – but vowed never to get the procedure again. 

The doctor first extracts the patients blood from their arm and spins it in a machine to remove the platelets (a component of blood that helps stop bleeding/repair damaged blood vessels and cells)

The plasma is then splattered on the client’s face using tiny acupuncture type needles to help regenerate cells and collagen in the ace. PRP is said to help remove appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, open pores and plump/volumize areas where many get fillers 

Katherine continued: ‘That’s not a criticism, it’s like don’t treat me like an idiot, there’s a point where we have to be honest and share the wealth.

She said: 'I think they're offering these two guys, as smoke screens to be like "here's who I go to, for a lovely gentle vampire facial with them" but there's someone with the fat gun in the back and that's person whose name I need'

She said: ‘I think they’re offering these two guys, as smoke screens to be like “here’s who I go to, for a lovely gentle vampire facial with them” but there’s someone with the fat gun in the back and that’s person whose name I need’

‘Because if people do choose to participate in this trend of changing your body, which is a really contentious issue and I’m not saying anyone should, but there’s a danger of if you don’t know who to go to, then you put yourself in harm’s way, and fly somewhere and meet someone who doesn’t have a licence and that what I don’t want that for people.’  

Mailonline has contacted a Kardashian spokesman for comment. 

This comes as aAleaked photo of Khloe, 36, in a bikini began circulating online earlier this month and it was reported that she and her family were working overtime to wipe any trace of it from the internet.   

Stunning: The family have always credited their looks to make-up, photography tricks and non-surgical procedures such as fillers

Stunning: The family have always credited their looks to make-up, photography tricks and non-surgical procedures such as fillers

Khloe addressed the drama on Instagram days later, as she shared live videos of herself to prove that her body ‘isn’t photoshopped.’ 

Subsequently she issued a lengthy statement where she spoke about the pressure of being in the spotlight and her body being ‘micro-analyzed’ as a public figure. 

 The star also revealed that being compared to her siblings, Kim and Kourtney, in addition to ‘constant ridicule and judgment’ has been ‘too much to bear.’

Khloe has also been accused of having a ‘changing face’ in the past – but the family have always credited their looks to make-up, photography tricks and non-surgical procedures such as fillers. 

Kylie Jenner has also undergone a glamorous and dramatic transformation in recent years – which she credits to use of fillers only

Natural look: This comes as aAleaked photo of Khloe, 36, in a bikini began circulating online earlier this month and it was reported that she and her family were working overtime to wipe any trace of it from the internet

Natural look: This comes as aAleaked photo of Khloe, 36, in a bikini began circulating online earlier this month and it was reported that she and her family were working overtime to wipe any trace of it from the internet