Roy Wood Jr could replace Trevor Noah after his departure from The Daily Show

Roy Wood Jr. could take over as the next on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show after Trevor Noah announced his departure almost seven years into his tenure.

Here is everything you need to know.

Roy Wood Jr. could be the new presenter of The Daily Show

According to multiple sources, Comedy Central executives are considering Roy Wood Jr. to host The Daily Show.

If you didn’t know, Roy joined the series in 2015 and over time has become one of the most recognizable faces of the show in the industry. He is also considered one of the network’s top correspondents.

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Therefore, Comedy Central officials insist that Roy is a perfect fit to be promoted to host of the series.

Additionally, insiders have told TMZ that Roy’s contract with the network is coming to an end soon. Executives subsequently worry that he too will be leaving the network due to the demand for him on the stand-up circuit.

They believe that promoting Roy to an anchor position is the best way to keep him connected to the broadcast channel.

Roy, on the other hand, is gaining more fame with his recent works like Confess, Fletch.

Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show after seven years

Trevor Noah took to The Daily Show to share the news of his departure with the audience on Thursday night. He opened up even more about his plans.

Noah revealed: ‘I’ve loved hosting this show. It has been one of my biggest challenges. It has been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly bad on the worst days.

Fans react to Trevor Noah’s departure

Fans shared their feelings about Trevor Noah’s sudden departure on social media.

A fan chimed in saying, “Seven incredible years of wit, humor, great impressions, empathy, and inspiration for the Daily Show.”

A third fan said: ‘Trevor Noah announces he is leaving The Daily Show after an incredible seven years. An amazing human being. I can’t wait to see what great things he will do next.’

Bill Gates, on the other hand, also expressed his thoughts on Twitter.

He noted: ‘Congratulations to @Trevornoah on the amazing run. I always enjoy fun conversations and I especially loved playing tennis with you in Cape Town. I know you just started and I can’t wait to see what you do next.

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