Layla Kaleigh not Returning for Second Season as WPT Hostess

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Once again the World Poker Tour will be looking for a new hostess as Layla Kayleigh has decided not to return for a second season. This will mark the fourth season in a row where the WPT will look for a new hostess. Kayleigh made an announcement on her MySpace page that personal reasons caused her to walk away from the WPT, including a desire to travel less.

When speaking on Kayleigh’s departure a WPT spokesman said, “Layla Kayleigh brought great edge, wit, and personality to the WPT as hostess in Season VI and we sincerely wish her well as she continues to explore her TV career. We are currently casing for the Season VII TV hostess role and look forward to introducing the new hostess to everyone soon.”

Kayleigh is also the current hostess for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and also appears in one section of Attack of the Show on G4. Speculation suggests that the new hostess will be Kimberly Lansing, who is currently the online video host for the WPT.

The WPT hasn’t been able to retain a hostess for more than one season since Shana Hiatt left after the third season of the WPT. She was succeeded by Sabina Gadecki who did Season IV and Courtney Friel who hosted Season V. With the departure of Kayleigh, the Season VI host, the WPT is hoping more than ever to find a hostess who will stay on.

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