Author: Christian Zamora
After persistent rumors of Jay Lenoâ€™s re-departure from â€œThe Tonight Show,â€ the funnyman confirmed the reports himself early Wednesday.
Leno will be saying â€œgoodbye,â€ for presumably the last time, after a 22-year run in spring 2014. Jimmy Fallon, currently in the time slot behind Leno on NBC, will be his official replacement.
There are no hard feelings between the pair however. â€œCongratulations Jimmy,â€ Leno said. â€œI hope youâ€™re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until youâ€™re the old guy. If you need me, Iâ€™ll be at the garage.â€
The â€œTonightâ€ changes mean the show will be returning to its original home in 30 Rock in New York from Lenoâ€™s studio in Los Angeles.
This isnâ€™t the first time Leno has left â€œTonightâ€ In fall 2009 after 17 years of hosting, Leno moved to prime time with â€œThe Jay Leno Show.â€ After less than thriller ratings, NBC moved Leno back to â€œTonight,â€ leaving his replacement, Conan Oâ€™Brien, without a job.
Make sure to watch the hilarious video below of Fallon and Leno addressing the now confirmed rumors. Good luck Jimmy!