John Oliver says he's 'done' with TV after Russell Crowe names koala chlamydia ward after him

US television host John Oliver has announced he's "done" with television after Russell Crowe helped him achieve his "one and only goal": to have a koala chlamydia ward named after him.

The friendly war between Crowe and Oliver began when the Last Week Tonight host purchased the groin protector from Cinderella Man at Crowe's recent divorce auction

 According to the Independent, Oliver paid US$7000 for the memorabilia, donating it to the only surviving Blockbuster Video store in America in hopes it would boost business.

 In response, Crowe tweeted, "I think this is such a wonderful random act of kindness that I am planning now on how to best used the @iamjohnoliver money he spent on groin protectors and such. Given he's often shown genuine love for Australians and Australia, it's got to be something special."

In a following tweet he wrote he had "a eureka moment" on how to use the money.

"His random act of kindness is going to be honoured in such a cool way. Yes, no surprise, it will involve wildlife."

Crowe then tweeted a video of the Irwin family unveiling The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward at Australia Zoo.

"Thank you so much to Russell Crowe for your amazing donation to help these koalas," the Irwins said. "And a big thank you to John Oliver ... for buying some of Russell's incredible things in his auction. You are helping in the fight against chlamydia, and a plaque has been organised in your honour."

On Sunday night's show, Oliver played the clip to his cheering audience, asking them "are you not entertained?"

He then told his viewers he was "f**king done" with television.

"Back when this show started, I wrote down my one and only goal for it ... a koala chlamydia ward. What I'm saying here is, we have accomplished everything we set out to do on this show, so we are f***ing done here."

Oliver then began to pack a box of his belongings from his desk.

"My work here is done," he announced, and he exited the stage.

While the playful beef between the pair may have come to an end, loyal fans of the TV host will be hoping the move is in jest, and Oliver will return for this Sunday's show.

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