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Jon Gosselin 'relieved' 'Kate Plus 8' is ending

Aug. 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM ET

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Jon Gosselin is happy that cameras won't be following his eight kids around anymore.

While Kate Gosselin said "there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning" after TLC announced that it is not renewing "Kate Plus 8," there's at least one person in the family who's glad the cameras will stop rolling.

Her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.

In an exclusive interview with Radar Online, the father of eight said that he's "very relieved" and hopes the end of the show "will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future."

A source close to Jon told our pals at Access Hollywood that the show's cancellation was no surprise to the former reality TV personality. "The writing was on the wall for a long time," the source told Access on Monday. "(Kate's) popularity has waned and the public sees that a lot of her doting on the kids on the show was just for the show and outside of that her time is dedicated to her own interests."

The TLC show was called "Jon and Kate Plus 8" when it first launched in 2007, but was renamed to "Kate Plus 8" starting in season six, after the Gosselins split in 2009. The show then turned its focus to Kate being a single parent.

The final episode of "Kate Plus 8" will air Sept. 12.

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