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December 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

After nearly three years as co-host, Terrence Jenkins is leaving E! News. 

Jenkins made the announcement on Tuesday’s show, saying he plans to pursue acting and producing full-time. “I think in order for someone to grow, it’s important that you try new things and you create new challenges, create new dreams for yourself,” he said.

This summer, Jenkins produced and starred in his first feature film, The Perfect Match, and said that he’s had “a lot of opportunities come in in the acting space.” Before The Perfect Match, which is due in early 2016, he also appeared in Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too, and Baggage Claim. 

“I love you guys to the bottom of my heart. I love this crew. I love working with you guys,” he said. “But it’s important I grow, and I wanted to leave on my own terms and when I was ready.”

Jenkins’ announcement follows Giuliana Rancic’s departure from E! News this summer. His last day will be Wednesday.

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