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When Jon Stewart announced he'd be parting ways with The Daily Show, it turned into a huge guessing game as to who would be his replacement. Jessica Williams quickly shot down rumors, as did fellow correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. But now we finally have our answer. Trevor Noah will be the next host of The Daily Show.
"It's an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at The Daily Show have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world," Noah said in a statement. "In my brief time with the show, they've made me feel so welcome. I'm excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people."
Noah is a choice that surprised many, as the 31-year-old comedian just made his Daily Show debut this past December and has only appeared on the show three times since. But the network as well as Stewart himself are very confident in the decision.
"I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart said in a statement. "He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with...In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!"
No official timeline for Stewart's departure from the show has been announced, but audiences can expect to say goodbye to Stewart and hello to Noah by the end of the year. So until then, take a moment to get familiar with The Daily Show's new host.
5 Things You Didn't Know About Trevor Noah
1. He's Already Hosted a Late Night Talk Show
Noah had his own late night talk show called Tonight with Trevor Noah that aired in South Africa and lasted for two seasons.
2. He's Performed For The Royals
Noah took part in 2013's Royal Variety Performance, where he performed stand-up for the royal family.
3. He Started His Career As A Soap Opera Star
Back in 2002 when he was just 18, Noah had a major role in Isidingo, a South African soap opera.
4. He's A Great Dancer
On the fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing (the South African equivalent of Dancing With The Stars), Noah and his partner came in second place.
5. He Has His Own Stand Up Special
Just because Noah is new to The Daily Show doesn't mean he's new to American television completely. In 2013, his stand up special Trevor Noah: African American premiered on Showtime.