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You Just Might Hear Former 'Gold Rush ' Star Todd Hoffman on the Radio Soon

By Gabrielle Bernardini

Ready to strike gold, again! Gold Rush Season 9 premieres Friday, October 12, and fans of the Discovery Channel series will watch on as a group of miners undergo the hardships of a six-month long journey mining in the Yukon in Canada. 

Though the top-rated Discovery show is coming back for another season, cast member Todd Hoffman is not. The Oregon-native revealed last season that he and his crew will be bailing out of the fan-favorite show. So, what happened to Todd, 49, to make him want to quit? 

The series, which premiered in 2010, centered on Todd's dreams of making money and literally "striking gold." Risking their lives, and sometimes their health, fans watched as Todd and his crew battled the wilderness and the terrain of mining different parts of the world. Though some moments were happier than others, the guys trekked on — with the prospect of gold in their future.