Pete Davidson announced his departure from “Saturday Night Live” and that surprised fans and peers alike. Now another longtime member has announced his decision to leave the hit show.

According to Deadline, Chris Redd is the latest SNL cast member to bid adieu to the show. Redd joined as a featured player in season 43 and has been on for five seasons. Read his statement below.

“Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth. Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to the entire SNL organization. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you all enough.”

Saturday Night Live saw mass exits after Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson announced they won’t be returning to the show for future seasons.

Saturday Night Live returns on October 1st with three consecutive shows and four new featured players. Keep reading Thirsty for more from the world of sports and entertainment.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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