Pete Davidson is reportedly leaving Saturday Night Live after eight years on the long-running sketch show.

According to Variety, Davidson, along with co-stars Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney are all set to be leaving after the production ends its 47th season, with Pete reportedly shooting his final show this weekend.

It comes after the comedian fuelled rumours of his impending exit after he told The Hollywood Reporter he was ready to “hang up the jersey.”

“Yeah, I’m good. I’m surprised I made it to seven [seasons],” he said in May 2021.

“I’m ready to hang up the jersey. Kenan’s, like, f**kin’ Karl Malone out there.”

Davidson also seemed to allude to his departure following a heartfelt speech during the show’s Season 46 finale.

“I’m very grateful to be here,” he said at the time. “It’s been an honour to grow up in front of you guys.”

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In October 2021, when the latest season of SNL began, Davidson admitted during the Weekend Update segment, “I can’t believe I’m back.”

The King of Staten Island star first appeared on the sketch comedy show in September 2014 at the age of 20, during the show’s 40th season premiere.

Meanwhile, in other Pete-related news, the 28-0year-old and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian are apparently set to temporarily relocate to Australia for several months while Pete shoots his upcoming film Wizards!, which is set to be shot in Far North Queensland later this year.

According to Deadline, the film follows a pair of pothead beach-bar operators, played by Davidson and Franz Rogowski, who find themselves in hot water when they accidentally stumble across stolen loot that they should have just left alone.

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