Valerie Bertinelli announced she’s been canned from hosting and judging the “Kids Baking Championship” after 12 seasons.  Food Network says it’s due to budget cuts.

Valerie says filming the 12th season saved her life because it was during her “apex year of hell” when she divorced her now ex-husband Tom Vitale.

Quote, “It really hurts that I won’t be able to go back and see everybody and say, ‘Hey, I made it through.'”

She also has advice for future kid contestants.  Quote, “If you don’t make it to the next round, please always remember this: It’s not because you’re not a good baker, you just had a bad day.  So, always, always believe in yourself . . .

“Please do that for me.  And keep baking.  I’ll miss you guys.”