‘Retirement Is Going Great So Far’: Tucker Carlson Laughs Off Reporters Who Interrupt His Dinner Date
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Tucker Carlson during 2022 FOX Nation Patriot Awards at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on November 17, 2022 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)
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Ousted Fox News host Tucker Carlson was all smiles when reporters caught up with him on Tuesday evening in Florida.

According to a report published by The Daily Mail, Carlson appeared absolutely unbothered by the fact that his abrupt exit — after consistently dominating cable news ratings with his prime-time show — was still driving headlines as people speculated about the possible reasons for his departure and what he would do next.

The only “future plans” Carlson would admit to on Tuesday involved his imminent dinner — which he said would include “appetizers plus entree” — and marked the first weeknight dinner date since the beginning of his successful show’s run at Fox with Susan, his wife of more than three decades.

“I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years,” Carlson said with a smile, adding, “Retirement is going great so far!”


The news that Carlson had been let go by Fox News blindsided everyone on Monday morning — including, apparently, Carlson himself.

The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host had signed off on Friday — after a segment featuring a pizza delivery driver who had stopped a carjacking suspect — with the promise that he would be back on Monday.


But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch had made the decision to let Carlson go as early as Friday evening — but the popular host was not informed of that decision until just ten minutes before the news went public.

The network went live with “Fox News Tonight” on Monday, hosted by regular “Fox & Friends” anchor Brian Kilmeade, but no reports have begun to circulate regarding what the 8 p.m. EST time slot will look like going forward.

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