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Trevor Noah Leaving The Daily Show After 7 Years

After seven years, Trevor Noah is leaving “The Daily Show.” The late-night talkshow host formally introduced his departure in a particular message on Thursday evening’s episode. “It has been seven years since we started ‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.’ This week is our anniversary, and one of the overriding feelings I found myself experiencing throughout the nights and even today waking up, was a feeling of gratitude,” Noah started on Sept. 29. “There’s so many people that make this thing come together, and I want to say thank you to the audience for an amazing seven years. It’s been wild.”

The 38-year-old recalled how when he first joined the present in 2015, many individuals doubted him and his correspondent Ronny Chieng. “So many people didn’t believe in us. It was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice. You know, this random African bringing in a Chinese guy from Malaysia,” he joked. “And what a journey it’s been.”

“All I can say is, thank you very much.”

Noah made his debut because the host of “The Daily Show” on Sept. 28 of 2015, following Jon Stewart’s departure. Noah expressed his gratitude for the “amazing” journey, saying it is one thing he “never expected,” however continued that the time has come for him to say goodbye. Noah defined, “I realized that after the seven years, my time is up. But in the most beautiful way, honestly. I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly sh*tty on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”

He additionally touched on the rationale behind his exit, saying, (*7*)

Noah assured viewers he isn’t leaving immediately. He concluded, “I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie in the chocolate factory . . . I couldn’t have done it without you, and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without you. So we’ll figure out the timings and the whens. We’ll still be here for the time being, but all I can say is, thank you very much.”

In addition to his “Daily Show” exit, Noah is making headlines for his rumored romance with Dua Lipa. On Sept. 28, the Daily Mail printed images of the 2 on a dinner date at Jamaican restaurant Miss Lily’s in New York City. “They were quietly sat away from everyone else at [the] restaurant,” a supply who reportedly witnessed their dinner instructed the publication. “It was clear they were into each other and sat close together throughout the meal. They left together and walked, stopping for long embraces and on the second kiss with hugs.” Neither Noah nor Lipa have publicly addressed the standing of their relationship, and reps for each stars didn’t reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark.

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