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Trevor Noah is LEAVING The Daily Show after seven-year run – the latest late-night shakeup

Comedian and talk show host, Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show after seven years at the helm.

Noah took over the show from Jon Stewart in 2015.

The host of the show, which airs Monday to Thursday on Comedy Central, revealed the news to a stunned audience during Thursday’s taping. 

Noah said he had a feeling of ‘gratitude’ and thanked the audience. ‘It’s been wild,’ he said.

‘I remember when we first started, so many people thought it was a crazy bet, I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African… what a journey’s it’s been. It’s been absolutely amazing,’ he said. 

‘After the seven years, my time is up. In the most beautiful way. I’ve loved hosting this show.’

Trevor Noah plans to leave The Daily Show, the flagship Comedy Central series after seven years at the helm

The news came as a complete surprise to the crowd on Thursday night who gave him a standing ovation

He noted a number of eras the show had endured including the Trump presidency and the pandemic. 

Noah added that he’ll figure out the timing but that he will continue hosting the show for the ‘time being’.

Noah is believed to have been negotiating with the network for a ‘long time’ to try and figure out how he could maintain such a demanding daily schedule for the show which airs Monday thru Thursday.

Although she show was regularly nominated for Emmy Awards, it has not won since Stewart left with John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight scooping up in the main awards category. 

Noah is the latest late-night host to leave following the exit of James Corden from The Late Late Show and the cancelation of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal.

Noah took over from Jon Stewart in 2015 who began the show in 1999. It was not immediately clear when Noah's actual exit would take place

Noah took over from Jon Stewart in 2015 who began the show in 1999. It was not immediately clear when Noah’s actual exit would take place

Noah appeared tearful as he delivered the emotional message to his loyal fans on Thursday night

Noah appeared tearful as he delivered the emotional message to his loyal fans on Thursday night

‘We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps. As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of The Daily Show as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them,’ said a Comedy Central spokesperson. 

Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah DATING! The singer, 27, and Daily Show host, 38, spark romance rumors as they’re pictured cozying up together and KISSING after intimate dinner at a restaurant in NYC

Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah set rumors that they are dating flying after the two were pictured kissing and hugging on a cozy date night out in New York City on Wednesday.Dua 

The 27-year-old pop star and the 38-year-old host of The Daily Show were seen enjoying an intimate yet low-key dinner together at Miss Lily’s, a Jamaican restaurant in the East Village, in exclusive images obtained by DailyMail.com.

They appeared to have some stellar chemistry as they concluded the evening on a high note with a romantic kiss and a sweet hug before going their separate ways.

An onlooker tells DailyMail.com: ‘They were quietly sat away from everyone else at restaurant. 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.’

New romance? Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah set rumors that they are dating flying after the two were pictured kissing and hugging on a cozy date night out in New York City on Wednesday

Date night: The 27-year-old pop star and the 38-year-old host of The Daily Show were seen enjoying an intimate yet low-key dinner together at Miss Lily's, a Jamaican restaurant

New romance? Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah set rumors that they are dating flying after the two were pictured kissing and hugging on a cozy date night out in New York City on Wednesday. The 27-year-old pop star and the 38-year-old host of The Daily Show were seen enjoying an intimate yet low-key dinner together at Miss Lily’s, a Jamaican restaurant

Dua is known for her revealing and colorful ensembles when she’s on stage, but she toned her look down considerably for a casual-chic look while out with Trevor.

The London-born singer–songwriter was decked out in a cool black leather blazer with short lapels, which she wore over a plunging black top.

She opted for comfort with a set of ultra baggy jeans that swallowed up her fit figure, though she contrasted the pants with delicate leopard-print kitten heels.

Her long raven locks were parted down the middle and styled pin straight while cascading down her back.

Intimate: The entertainers appeared to have a section to themselves as they dined together on their night out

Intimate: The entertainers appeared to have a section to themselves as they dined together on their night out

Catching up: The two appeared to be caught up in conversation while eating

Catching up: The two appeared to be caught up in conversation while eating

Can't get enough: After their sweet kiss, Dua and Trevor were spotted sharing an intimate hug before parting

Can’t get enough: After their sweet kiss, Dua and Trevor were spotted sharing an intimate hug before parting

Dua accessorized her relaxed ensemble with a slim python-print handbag with a matching strap, and she added some extra sparkle to her ensemble with sleek paper clip–shaped silver earrings. 

Trevor also went for a comfortable look with a green military-style jacket. He wore it over a low-key black shirt, along with black jeans.

The comedian had on a pair of classic black-and-white Nike trainers that were perfect for a stroll after dinner. 

He was seen pointing and trying to plot out a course after they stepped out.

No fuss: Dua is known for her revealing and colorful ensembles when she's on stage, but she toned her look down considerably for a casual-chic look while out with Trevor

Back in black: The London-born singer–songwriter was decked out in a cool black leather blazer with short lapels, which she wore over a plunging black top

No fuss: Dua is known for her revealing and colorful ensembles when she’s on stage, but she toned her look down considerably for a casual-chic look while out with Trevor. The London-born singer–songwriter was decked out in a cool black leather blazer with short lapels, which she wore over a plunging black top

Cozy: She opted for comfort with a set of ultra baggy jeans that swallowed up her fit figure, though she contrasted the pants with delicate leopard-print kitten heels

Cozy: She opted for comfort with a set of ultra baggy jeans that swallowed up her fit figure, though she contrasted the pants with delicate leopard-print kitten heels

Long hair, don't care: Her long raven locks were parted down the middle and styled pin straight while cascading down her back

Long hair, don’t care: Her long raven locks were parted down the middle and styled pin straight while cascading down her back

On point: Dua accessorized her relaxed ensemble with a slim python-print handbag with a matching strap

Glowing: She added some extra sparkle to her ensemble with sleek paper clip–shaped silver earrings

On point: Dua accessorized her relaxed ensemble with a slim python-print handbag with a matching strap, and she added some extra sparkle to her ensemble with sleek paper clip–shaped silver earrings

The date night appeared to end with the two stepping into the street on their way home as bystanders caught of glimpse of the stars. 

After walking side-by-side for a while, Dua and Trevor turned to each other in an embrace. Trevor placed his arm delicately on the hitmaker’s back, while she stood on her toes and wrapped her arms around his shoulders as they kissed.

They clearly felt plenty of affection, and the stand-up star followed up the kiss by resting his head sweetly on Dua’s shoulders while they hugged. 

Dua and Trevor don’t appear to have given any previous hints at a potential romance. Their date night comes after both split from partners they had been dating for around two years. 

Star power: The date night appeared to end with the two stepping into the street on their way home as bystanders caught of glimpse of the stars

Star power: The date night appeared to end with the two stepping into the street on their way home as bystanders caught of glimpse of the stars

The big moment: After walking side-by-side for a while, Dua and Trevor turned to each other in an embrace

Intimate: Trevor placed his arm delicately on the hitmaker's back

The big moment: After walking side-by-side for a while, Dua and Trevor turned to each other in an embrace. Trevor placed his arm delicately on the hitmaker’s back

Reaching: She stood on her toes and wrapped her arms around his shoulders as they kissed

Reaching: She stood on her toes and wrapped her arms around his shoulders as they kissed

Too cute! They clearly felt plenty of affection, and the stand-up star followed up the kiss by resting his head sweetly on Dua's shoulders

Wrapping up: They had a quick hug before heading on their way

Too cute! They clearly felt plenty of affection, and the stand-up star followed up the kiss by resting his head sweetly on Dua’s shoulders while they hugged

Dua’s most recent long-term boyfriend was the model Anwar Hadid, 23, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid.

The two reportedly began dating in June of 2019, shortly after she split from her previous boyfriend. At the time, TMZ reported that the two developed a connection after Anwar played her some of the music he had been working on.

After word got out that the Levitating singer was single, the two started dating and were spotted cozying up at award shows and at his birthday.

At the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the two even quarantined together. 

‘I’m very comfortable in the relationship, more so than any others,’ she told Rolling Stone in her cover story for the February 2021 issue. ‘[We] wake up around 9:00, 9:30, shower, get dressed, have a bit of breakfast, take the dog out on a really nice long walk, maybe do some yoga, make some lunch, hang out, watch a movie, play with the animals.’

But the two reportedly would break up and then get back together on and off throughout the relationship, and they were on the rocks by late 2021 due to increased travel keeping them apart.

They were said to have called it quits — seemingly for good — in December of last year.

Ex: Dua's most recent long-term boyfriend was the model Anwar Hadid, 23, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid

Old school: The two reportedly began dating in June of 2019, shortly after she split from her previous boyfriend

Ex: Dua’s most recent long-term boyfriend was the model Anwar Hadid, 23, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid. The two reportedly began dating in June of 2019, shortly after she split from her previous boyfriend

Making a move: TMZ reported that the two developed a connection after Anwar played her some of the music he had been working on. After word got out that the Levitating singer was single, the two started dating and were spotted cozying up at award shows and at his birthday

Making a move: TMZ reported that the two developed a connection after Anwar played her some of the music he had been working on. After word got out that the Levitating singer was single, the two started dating and were spotted cozying up at award shows and at his birthday

Cozy: 'I'm very comfortable in the relationship, more so than any others,' she told Rolling Stone in her cover story for the February 2021 issue. '[We] wake up around 9:00, 9:30, shower, get dressed, have a bit of breakfast, take the dog out on a really nice long walk, maybe do some yoga, make some lunch, hang out, watch a movie, play with the animals'

Cozy: ‘I’m very comfortable in the relationship, more so than any others,’ she told Rolling Stone in her cover story for the February 2021 issue. ‘[We] wake up around 9:00, 9:30, shower, get dressed, have a bit of breakfast, take the dog out on a really nice long walk, maybe do some yoga, make some lunch, hang out, watch a movie, play with the animals’

The end: But the two reportedly would break up and then get back together on and off throughout the relationship, and they were on the rocks by late 2021 due to increased travel keeping them apart. They were said to have called it quits — seemingly for good — in December of last year

The end: But the two reportedly would break up and then get back together on and off throughout the relationship, and they were on the rocks by late 2021 due to increased travel keeping them apart. They were said to have called it quits — seemingly for good — in December of last year

Prior to her relationship with Anwar, Dua dated the chef and model Isaac Carew from 2015 until early 2017.

She moved on to a brief relationship with Paul Klein, the frontman of the rock band LANY, before getting back together with Carew in early 2018. They broke up a final time in May 2019.

Trevor’s most recent serious relationship was with the actress Minka Kelly. In September 2020, it was reported that they had been dating for some time, even quarantining together early in the pandemic.

They paused the tumultuous relationship in May 2021, only to be seen together again later that month.

The comedian and the TV star were more open about the relationship as the year progressed, but it fizzled out by May of this year.

History: Prior to her relationship with Anwar, Dua dated the chef and model Isaac Carew

Break: Between stints with him she dated the rock musician Paul Klein for five months

History: Prior to her relationship with Anwar, Dua dated the chef and model Isaac Carew, and in between stints with him she dated the rock musician Paul Klein for five months

His ex: Trevor's most recent serious relationship was with the actress Minka Kelly

His ex: Trevor’s most recent serious relationship was with the actress Minka Kelly

Spending time in private: In September 2020, it was reported that they had been dating for some time, even quarantining together early in the pandemic

Spending time in private: In September 2020, it was reported that they had been dating for some time, even quarantining together early in the pandemic

The end: They paused the tumultuous relationship in May 2021, only to be seen together again later that month. The comedian and the TV star were more open about the relationship as the year progressed, but it fizzled out by May of this year

The end: They paused the tumultuous relationship in May 2021, only to be seen together again later that month. The comedian and the TV star were more open about the relationship as the year progressed, but it fizzled out by May of this year

Moving on: Dua is seen with her most recent ex Anwar Hadid

No more: Trevor is seen on a trip to South Africa with Minka

Moving on: Dua (L) is seen with her most recent ex Anwar Hadid. On the right, Trevor is seen on a trip to South Africa with Minka

Although their don’t appear to have been previous signs that Dua and Trevor are dating, they may have had a high-profile meeting at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in April of this year.

The Cold Heart singer traded out her recognizable black hair for long blond locks with her roots peaking out. She set temperatures soaring with a black dress featuring a sheer bustier-style top covered in black leather straps that gave it a bondage feel.

The look included a thick collar decorated with gold chains and medallions.

Trevor returned as host of the iconic music award show that year, and Dua made a splash later in the evening when she changed into a slightly less revealing black dress to present the Best New Artist award to Olivia Rodrigo with Megan Thee Stallion. 

Next day: On Thursday morning, the day after her date, Dua was seen stepping out in Greenwich Village while looking effortlessly cool in double denim

Taking it easy: She wore a jacket with odd sleeve pads and relaxed-fit jeans with black pumps

Next day: On Thursday morning, the day after her date, Dua was seen stepping out in Greenwich Village while looking effortlessly cool in double denim. She wore a jacket with odd sleeve pads and relaxed-fit jeans with black pumps

On Thursday morning, the day after her date, Dua was seen stepping out in Greenwich Village, not too far from the previous evening’s dinner location.

She looked effortlessly cool in double denim with a weathered jacket featuring intriguing oval pads over her arms.

She had on a simple white cropped tank top that revealed her trim tummy underneath, along with relaxed-fit blown-out jeans.

The 5ft8in beauty completed the look with black pumps, slim black sunglasses and a white handbag that she clutched against her chest.

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