EXCLUSIVE: Paige Davis is leaving Hallmark Channel‘s new daily daytime lifestyle program Home & Family. She is taping her last episode today to air tomorrow. Co-host Mark Steines is staying on, joined by Christina Ferrare until a permanent co-host is found. “After much thought and careful consideration, and after close to three months away from her own home and family, Paige has decided to temporarily return to New York,” Hallmark Channel said in a statement to Deadline. “We deeply appreciate the contribution Paige made to Home & Family and for the warmth and talent she brought to the set each day. Talk show veteran Christina Ferrare will step into the co-host role through the holiday season and will begin appearing on air on Monday, November 19th.”
Along with Marie Osmond’s talk show, Home & Family is part of Hallmark Channel’s new daytime block that launched this fall. The show is modestly rated but I hear it’s doing well financially. Davis is best known for hosting TLC’s staple Trading Spaces. I hear she didn’t feel quite comfortable on Home & Family, and the show’s interview aspect proved challenging for her.