Cecily Strong on December 17, 2022, left her show Saturday Night Live in the middle of the season.

Cecily’s fans were taken by surprise after the actor announced her exit from the show just before filming her final episode for the late-night television show.

Strong took to Instagram and announced her departure from the show by writing “my heart is bursting”.

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“I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet about it publicly,” Strong further in her farewell post wrote, “I didn’t want the extra pressure on something already so emotional for me. And I’m so grateful I got to have these wonderful past six shows to help me ease into it and get to meet and laugh and probably overly hug [new cast members] Molly, Marcello, Devon, and Michael who I think are not only brilliantly funny but really great humans. I am ready to go, but I’ll always know home is here. I’ve had the time of my life working with the greatest people on earth.”

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Strong also shared her experience on the first night of the show through that Instagram post. She wrote that she acted to be cool and made it look as if she knew everything that she was doing on the sets of her show. She also wrote, “I left that night around 11 after saying goodbye to everyone. I got stuck wandering around the building because none of the elevators went to the first floor and I was trying so hard to avoid having to go back upstairs to ask for help because I’d already said goodbye!!!”

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She mentioned her friend and the show’s writer Colin Jost by writing, ‘It felt as impossible to leave that night as it does now. And my great friend Colin Jost ended up helping me again, this time by getting Elvis to sing me off (thank you Austin Butler you absolute kind and generous dreamboat).”

Cecily joined SNL in 2012 and gained a lot of popularity from the show. Her show Saturday Night Live has won 93 Primetime Emmy Awards along with 6 Writers Guild of America Awards along with 3 Peabody Awards.