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Trevor Noah to step down from ‘The Daily Show’

South African Comedian Trevor Noah has announced he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show.

The 38-year-old has hosted the satirical news and talk show since 2015 after taking over from Jon Stewart.

He become an internationally-recognized star, winning numerous television awards.

Noah made the announcement at the end of his show on Thursday night, prompting shocked gasps from the studio audience.

He thanked the show’s crew and loyal fans for an “amazing seven years”, adding: “It’s been wild, truly wild”.

According to BBC, He said that after everything that has happened during his time hosting the show including Donald Trump’s presidency and the Covid pandemic, he had decided his “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,”

“I realized 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”.Noah said.

“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.”

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare