Steve Harvey didn’t want any underlings talking to him.
The longtime talk show host allegedly circulated a memo to staff that instructed them, among other directions, to “not come to my dressing room unless invited” and to “approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly.”
“I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day. Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment. I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me,” Harvey wrote in the memo, which was first published by Robert Feder’s Chicago media blog.
“Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.”
The memo was allegedly sent to staff before the season five premiere of his talk show, according to Variety. The final season of “Steve Harvey” debuted on Sept. 6.
The Chicago-based show will end this month, but the show host already has a new series lined up for a September debut.
Harvey also hosts “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Little Big Shots.”
His reps did not return requests for comment.