Trevor Noah steps down as host of The Daily Show after seven years at the helm

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Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show.
Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show.
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First he announced that he would be coming home in 2023 for 10 shows in partnership with Savanna. 

Now he's dropped an even bigger bomb. 

Internationally acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show, after seven years at the helm of the Comedy Central show. 

He made the announcement during the show on Thursday. 

Trevor took over from Jon Stewart in 2015 and at the time, there were questions around his appointment.

But he quickly proved himself and became a fan favourite. 

His last day is still to be confirmed, the BBC reported, and he would continue to host the show until then. 

He thanked the show's crew and loyal fans for an amazing seven years and said "It's been wild, truly wild".

"I remember when we first started... so many people didn't believed in us," he said. "[Appointing me as host] was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African," the BBC continued in the report. 

"I just [find] myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It's been absolutely amazing. It's something that I never expected."

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He had The Daily Show desk through Donald Trump's presidency, Black Lives Matter and the pandemic. The Daily Show shared a clip of his announcement on Twitter, where he details his reasons. 

"Time is up, but in the most beautiful way. I've loved hosting this show, it's been one of my greatest challenges, it's been one of my greatest joys. But after seven years, I feel like it's time," he said.

"I realised there's another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere and doing everything," Trevor said in the show. 

"I'm really grateful to a network who believed in this random comedian nobody knew on this side of the world. I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I came in for a tour of what the previous show was, and then the next thing I know I was handed the keys.

"All I can say is thank you very much."

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