Two MuchMusic VJs, both of which were hired though the ever popular MuchMusic VJ Search as finalists/winners, are leaving the station. The names? Devon Soltendieck and Tim Deegan.
Devon has been a VJ on the station since way back in 2004, and has announced the news by way of his Twitter. On Tuesday, he tweeted about having to “tie up loose ends” at Much before apparently accepting a job at CP24 (“Toronto’s Breaking News”). On August 31st he tweeted, “Today is my last day ever @MuchMusic to follow a new career in news. Excited but very nostalgic today.”
The other, Tim Deegan, won the reality show VJ search on MuchMusic 5 years ago and announced his departure by way of his blog: “The time has come for me to leave Much Music, There is so much going through my head right now but I wanted to write you a letter…” You can read his entire letter below.
Tim Deegan’s “Goodbye MuchMusic”:
About 5 years ago I went to a mall and tried out for the VJ Search. I had no idea what I was in for. I have had the most amazing journey since that day. I won a reality show thanks to your votes and support. I’ve travelled around the world and interviewed some of the industries biggest stars. I hung out with Justin Bieber, went to P. Diddy’s house, got hit on by a Spice Girl, and ran naked down a beach with Jacob Hoggard. But the best part of the job has been meeting everyone who has come up and said hello to me. I’m going to miss seeing the tours every day at Much, I’m going to miss the audience ever day, and I’m going to miss bumping into everyone on Queen street. There are ups and downs to ever job, and you have good days and bad days…you were the ones that made it all worth while. You would pick me up when I was feeling low and I can never thank you enough. I am excited to be moving on but I’m also sad. Its hard when you spent so much time here and have made so many friends. It feels like high school is over again, everyone I have known and hung out with, worked with, and have seen around the halls for the past 5 years, I won’t be seeing as much anymore. I’m not saying goodbye to you, I just want you to know how much you have meant to me over the years. Some of my supporters now have kids and homes and jobs, and some of my supporters are in junior high. And you have all helped me evolve into who I am today. I’ll never forget my time at Much but I hope to see you all again. I will keep you posted on what I’m doing and whats next. But for now I want to invite everyone that can come down to Much, to do just that. We will be filming my last shift tomorrow at 2pm. So come on down tomorrow and lets have one last video flow together. See you then
No word on where he’s off to next…
Although he’s very sweet and looks good shirtless, I had wanted Nikki Mah to win in the VJ Search anyway.