Jon Stewart to leave Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ this year

Stewart, 52, gave an emotional statement at the end of Tuesday night’s broadcast when he revealed the news of his exit from the show, saying that “it’s been an absolute privilege” to host this program.

“It’s been the honor of my professional life, and I thank you for watching it, for hate-watching it, whatever reason you are tuning in for,” he added.

The television host also declared that he dosen’t have any specific plans for his future career.

Jon Stewart has hosted ‘The Daily Show’ since 1999.