TV presenter Matthew Wright is leaving his role as the host of Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.
Wright has presented the topical current affairs chat show since it began in 2000.
He said in statement: “After almost 18 glorious years on Channel 5 and with the show flying high in the ratings, I feel it’s time to depart.”
Ben Frow, director of programmes at Channel 5, said Wright would be “sorely missed”.
He added: “We would like to thank Matthew for his passion, hard work and enthusiasm over the last 18 years and for making the show what it is today.”
The star had tweeted earlier that there was a “big, big announcement coming”.