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Jesse Watters won't join O'Reilly's comedy tour

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Bill O'Reilly's protege Jesse Watters will be missing from the upcoming "The Spin Stops Here Tour," a political comedy show that O'Reilly has been hosting since 2011, CNN reported.

Why it matters: Even though O'Reilly was let go from Fox News, his tour will continue. However, because Watters still works at Fox, the move clearly signals the network's hope to sever its ties from O'Reilly.