MTV will never again be the same. On Monday, it was announced that Chanel West Coast is leaving the popular clip show Ridiculousness. Par Variety, the entertainer, whose real name is Chelsea Chanel Dudley, has signed a new overall deal with Paramount Media Networks. This will see her departing Ridiculousness after 12 years and 30 seasons to focus on developing new unscripted shows that she'll executive produce and star in. She'll also be developing both scripted and unscripted content for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Chanel West Coast Is Leaving Ridiculousness, Marking the End of an Era
Chanel West Coast Is Leaving Ridiculousness, Marking the End of an Era© Provided by MovieWeb

Confirming her departure in a statement, Chanel said, “After years of being a part of the Ridiculousness family, I’m sad to say goodbye to the show but very excited to announce my next big venture with MTVE/Paramount. It’s time for me to step off the red couch and step into the role of executive producer. My passion has always been to create, whether it is music, clothing, or film and TV. I plan to bring some of my wildest ideas and dreams to life through amazing film & television projects, build my teams, and work with other creatives paving the way on the screen. I’m also very excited for the world to see me beyond ‘the laugh’ and for once, see the real me.”

It would seem that one reason Chanel spent so much time on Ridiculousness was in part due to her unique laugh. After a point, the show became synonymous with the laugh, solidifying her place on the series. While Chanel was clearly having a great time during this run, perhaps she feels she has much more to offer on the small screen than laughing at ridiculous videos found on the internet, and the powers that be at Paramount and MTV can also see the potential.

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Chanel West Coast Pursues New Endeavors

Chanel West Coast first began working with Ridiculousness host Rob Dyrdek in 2009, apeparing on his show Fantasy Factory from then until 2015. She'd also provide voiceover work for Dyrdek's animated series Wild Grinders, which spanned from 2012 to 2015. Chanel has appeared on other reality shows as well such as Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Fear Factor.

The entertainer is also a rapper and singer, having debuted her first studio album, America's Sweetheart, in 2020. She's been releasing singles since 2016 and has been a featured artist on songs for others including Frenchie, Bpace, and Grizz Lee. Meanwhile, Chanel has also launched clothing lines along with a collection of smoking supplies for the Daily High Club, a cannabis user subscription service.