Many shocked fans learned of the Puerto Rican star’s departure from Telemundo from her Instagram announcement. In a lengthy statement in Spanish, the 59-year-old journalist wrote: “Dear friends, it is with profound sadness that I want to inform you that yesterday was my last day at Al Rojo Vivo and the Telemundo screen.”
The Emmy winner continued, “This morning I was informed by the company that they have decided for the show to take a new direction and due to adjustments made during the pandemic, I will no longer be part of the show.”
Former Primer Impacto co-host Myrka Dellanos was hosting Al Rojo Vivo together with Maria Celeste, and sent her best wishes both on social media and on-screen.
In a moving Instagram post, Myrka shared an open letter to Maria Celeste where she wrote that her own “time on Al Rojo Vivo is also coming to an end very soon.” “I am happy to be able to be by your side in this moment,” Myrka asserted.
On the most recent episode of Al Rojo Vivo, Myrka was visibly holding back tears as she said farewell to her co-host. “You know that I’m with you, God’s timing is perfect, as I’ve told you, and the best is yet to come — I’m sure of it.”
During the pandemic, the bilingual journalists have continued to co-host Al Rojo Vivo on Telemundo, with Myrka broadcasting from the Telemundo studios, while María Celeste had been hosting the show from her home studio.