Celebrity Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 30, 2015 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Dominic Barnardt/Gallo Images/Getty Images for MTV Below is the post “Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show” which originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Today, in breaking fake news ... Trevor Noah, one of the The Daily Show’s newer faces, will succeed Jon Stewart as host of the Comedy Central staple, the network said in a statement. Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show Currently on tour in Dubai, Noah, 31, told The New York Times that he was grateful for the opportunity but aware of the "significant challenge" inherent in taking over hosting duties from a man who had done so for nearly 16 years. "You don't believe it or the first few hours," he told the newspaper. "You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." Jon Stewart: His 5 Most Epic Daily Show Takedowns "I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor," said Stewart, 52, in a statement to The Times. "He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with," adding that he "may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!" South African-born Noah joined the show as a contributor in December and appeared on just three episodes prior to his major promotion. Watch Jon Stewart Announce His Retirement from The Daily Show Stewart announced his departure from The Daily Show in February after having hosted the series for the better part of two decades, leading it to win 20 Emmy Awards. "He told me, 'I was where you were when I took over the show,' " Noah told The Times about Stewart. " 'Nobody knew me. I was just starting out, finding my voice, and that's when I was handed this seat.' Now, it's my turn to steer this ship." READ MORE: For more articles like this, visit PEOPLE.com.