Pablo Torre says ESPN show High Noon was cancelled while he was at hospital for birth of his child

Chelsea Ritschel

ESPN host Pablo Torre has revealed that he was at the hospital welcoming his first child when he learned that his TV show was cancelled.

On Monday, the network said it decided to cancel the talk show High Noon, hosted by Torre and Bomani Jones, because of “low ratings”.

According to Torre, he heard the news while out of office because his wife was going into early labour.

“Yesterday began with me hugging Bo and sprinting out of the office because my pregnant wife was going into early labour,” the sports journalist wrote on Instagram. “It ended with our TV show getting cancelled while we were at the hospital.

“All of which is to say: Thanks to everyone sending kind messages about how much High Noon meant to them. I am deeply proud of what we got to build. But I’ll be gone for the next couple weeks, as Liz and I welcome our first child to Earth.”

The 34-year-old concluded the post, where he shared that his new daughter’s name is Violet, with a reference to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant with the hashtag #girldad.

In response to Torre’s post, fans congratulated him on the birth of his daughter and assured him that the “best is yet to come” regarding his career.

“Congrats! The best has yet to come in your life and career,” one person commented.

Another said: “Clearly Violet already has rock-star timing, showing up just when you need her. Congrats!!”

“Congrats, that’s all that matters,” someone else wrote.

According to ESPN, High Noon was cancelled because not enough people watched.

“Co-hosts Pablo Torre and Bomani Jones are extremely talented, and they helmed what we believed was a smart and nuanced show,” ESPN said in a statement to Sports Business Journal. “Unfortunately, not enough people agreed with us.”

The Independent has contacted ESPN for comment.