The recent rumors about Family Feud host Steve Harvey were just debunked

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When it comes to classic American game shows, Family Feud is by far one of the most popular and well-known of all time.

The show’s most recent host, Steve Harvey, has been in the position since 2010.

Now, some recent rumors about Family Feud host Steve Harvey that have been swirling around were just debunked once and for all.

Steve Harvey was not fired from Family Feud

Earlier this month, some Facebook users saw a paid ad in their feeds that said ABC fired Steve Harvey from his hosting position on the popular game show, Family Feud.

According to the ad, the headline read: “Steve Harvey Abruptly Booted Off “Family Feud,” adding that “Tensions Erupt After His On-Air Slip Up.”

Fortunately, the rumor was false, and ABC has not, in fact, booted Harvey from the show.

The ad insinuated that Harvey had recently appeared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey and had some kind of “slip up” while he was on the air.

But the truth is that Harvey has not been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey anytime recently.

The ad also led to another scam falsely claiming that Harvey endorsed a product called Canna Labs CBD gummies.

However, Harvey has never endorsed any type of CBD products. investigated Canna Labs CBD Gummies and found mostly scam-like pages and videos that came up in standard Google search results.

The ad led users directly to a fake CNN article on a website called, which sells pasta makers and other products.

The fake CNN headline read, “Steve Harvey Fired from ‘Family Feud’ After Shocking On-Air Confession to Oprah Winfrey,” but there is no archived version of the page currently available.

Part of the article included an image of a post that Harvey supposedly wrote on the social media platform X.

The fake post said, “Stunned and blindsided by the show I called home for the last 14 years #FamilyFeud” and was dated May 2, 2024.

In the article, the mystery author claimed that Harvey “thinks that ABC is canning him over comments made during his Oprah Winfrey interview.”

It added, “Harvey went off script last week during the interview and revealed intimate details about his struggle with ED and eventual cure. Oprah Winfrey explained her position: ‘I just think there’s a time and place for those types of discussions, but my show isn’t one of them.’”

The fake article continued to say that Oprah said she was “happy Steve found a remedy or whatever to solve his problem ‘downstairs,’ but it was unprofessional.”

Fake ads running rampant

Fortunately for Family Feud fans, the rumors regarding Harvey’s ousting are completely false.

But this isn’t the first time similar fake ads have made the rounds on the Internet regarding several celebrities. found other claims with details that named Winfrey, former Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik, and others.

One such ad stated Winfrey endorsed weight loss gummies, and another said that certain allegations against Bialik “had been confirmed.”

All of this serves as a warning to unsuspecting Facebook users that they should only click on reliable websites they know and trust.

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