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'Storage Wars' Star


... or I'm Off the Show!!

1/9/2012 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Storage Wars" star Dave Hester -- the "YUUUP" guy -- tells TMZ he's ready and willing to walk away from the biggest A&E reality show ever ... if the network doesn't up their "unjust" contract offer.

Hester was out in L.A. this weekend ... sporting a hat with his signature catchphrase on it ... when he told our photog he hasn't locked up a deal to return to the show next season.

The reality star explained, "Right now I'm in negotiations with A&E and I would just hope they would get away from their unjust contract negotiations ... the ball is really in their court."

He adds, "I don't know what their plans are ... but I would like to be on the show. Maybe 'Storage Wars' without Dave Hester??"

And to make matters worse ... Hester says he wasn't even invited to A&E's Christmas party.

A rep for A&E had no comment.


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I find myself incredulous that Mr. Hester is complaining about how lockers are "set-up", like the one full of Elvis newspapers. If memory serves, Mr. Hester turned a profit of several thousand bucks on those papers. Stick to the storage/auction business, Dave. The show business aspect fell into your lap, you're not that good at it and, from your own lips, "If you play with the bull, sometimes you get the horns". If A&E does drop you like the Prima Donna you are, will the show go on without you? YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!

620 days ago

Storage Heroes    

For an insider view... -- we just wrote a blog about this whole thing. This is our full-time business.

620 days ago


I enjoy the show more, when he's not on it. Get rid of Dave Hester

620 days ago


Best news all week! I hate this guy. He's always in a pissing contest. What a disrespectful ass. I've been waiting for someone to knock him out. Though something tells me he'd like it.... give him an opportunity to sue. Ass.

619 days ago


He is such an a$$ good bye! Wont miss you attitude of "ALL ABOUT ME"

619 days ago


personally I hate the f'n show, I knew it was put on because the same people bid on the lockers every time, besides there are way too many reality shows on

619 days ago

Steve Abshire    

Dave Hesters' presentation strongly suggests that he is an emotionally-crippled, impotent, lengend in his own mind. Period.

618 days ago


No one will shed a tear if the Idiot takes a hike. No one likes him. He is an arrogant Bully who thinks he is gods gift to storage lockers. Heres a tip for ya GO OUT AND GET A REAL JOB where you do something to contribute to your fellow man. Instead of buying jumk no one cared enough about to pay for to get back. Face it Hester you are FRED SANFORD. The only difference is People actually LIKED Fred Sanford ya "BIG DUMMY" And something tells me LISBETH Aint waiting for you either ya hateful BLOWHARD.

617 days ago


who cares if he leaves or not. from where I am I get tired of watching him run up the bids on the others. He thinks that he is the only one who has money, well it has been proved that the others do as well. So go on Mr yuuup see if we care

581 days ago

Richard Stephan    

Well I hope Dave doesn't come back. I can't stand him.

557 days ago



557 days ago


I NEVER HATED ANYONE IN THE 52 YEARS OF MY LIFE , IN TELL I SEEN THIS ******* DAVE HESTER WHAT A ****ING ******* NO NECK MOTHER ****ER PICE OF **** ! **** YOU DAVE ...**** YOU ! hope you go broke .

510 days ago


Storage Wars is almost tolerable again now that Dave Hester is gone. If he were a chick, I would beg mother nature to whip up a tornado and drop a house on this loser. I can't believe that he thinks he needs more money, to have cameras following him around as he does his job. I keep on expecting the pizza delivery guy to show up with a film crew. Reality TV is the lowest form of entertainment,, but Storage Wars has climbed one rung out of the reality tv cesspool by getting rid of Dave Hester.

400 days ago
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