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Cecily Strong is happy for her 'Weekend Update' replacement

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SNL CECILY STRONG
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On Tuesday, news broke that comedian Michael Che, formerly of The Daily Show, will be replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update. For a few days, Strong stayed silent about the decision before taking to Instagram to share her thoughts.

“I don’t see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I’m better at,” said Strong, addressing fans who may have been upset by the decision. “And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che! No point in being angry or sad for me for something I’m genuinely happy about!”

Che will make his ‘Weekend Update’ debut when the show’s 40th season debuts on September 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.