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Trevor Noah announced that he is leaving ‘The Daily Show’. Image via Instagram @trevornoah.

‘The Daily Show’: Here’s who may be replacing Trevor Noah

Following Trevor Noah’s big announcement that he will be leaving ‘The Daily Show’, executives reportedly have a potential replacement in mind.

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Trevor Noah announced that he is leaving ‘The Daily Show’. Image via Instagram @trevornoah.

Roy Wood Jr. is reportedly in the running to take over from Trevor Noah as the host of The Daily Show, according to a report by TMZ.

ROY WOOD JR. COULD TAKE OVER AS HOST OF ‘THE DAILY SHOW’ 

TMZ reports that Roy Wood Jr. is in the running to take over from Trevor Noah as the host of The Daily Show. Sources tell the publication that Comedy Central executives view Roy as someone who could potentially fill the role of a The Daily Show host. 

The publication also reports that sources claim that Roy’s contract is also coming up for renewal. So, Comedy Central executives are anxious that he may leave the show because he is in demand on the stand-up circuit. He is also said to be gaining popularity from outside projects such as Confess, Fletch.

So, Comedy Central reportedly wants Roy to stay with the network and want to meet with him to discuss his future as his contract renews. However, Roy has not been told he’s even a candidate to replace Trevor. Here’s a look at Roy’s top 10 moments.

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‘THE DAILY SHOW’ TO BID FAREWELL TO TREVOR NOAH

Trevor Noah announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show — after seven years of being the host — at the end of the episode on Thursday 29 September. The South African-born comedian took over from Jon Stewart in 2015.

Trevor said he was “filled with gratitude for the journey” but that there was “another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring”.

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“I remember when we first started… so many people didn’t believe in us. [Appointing me as host] was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African. I just [find] myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected,” he said.

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