Jack Whitehall quits A League Of Their Own
9 February 2018 - 1:00 PM

Jack Whitehall quits A League Of Their Own

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Jack Whitehall has quit "A League Of Their Own".

The 29-year-old comedian has decided to walk away from the popular Sky 1 show after six years in a bid to conquer the US and his work schedule is too packed now.

Jack said: "I've actually made the decision to leave "A League Of Their Own".

"I'm leaving because my schedule is very busy. I love doing it but I can't do it ­for ever and I want to explore new opportunities - I would like to do more in America."

Jack has developed a close friendship with host James Corden and fellow panelists Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp over the years.

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But the comedian is confident that their friendships will survive beyond the programme.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It was very sad ­sitting down Jamie and ­Freddie and telling James on the phone. Jamie wept.

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"I'm the b*****d breaking up the friends. But I think they still like me."

In fact, Jack suggested that his friendships might benefit from the boys seeing less of each other in the future.

He explained: "I think we're all still pals, it will probably help going forward with our friendship as we won't see each other all the time.

"I've been filming a load of other things and have new opportunities coming up and I just felt like it was the right time to leave."

Despite this, Jack predicted he's going to experience withdrawal symptoms.

He added: "I'm going to miss it I'm sure. Come the summer I might have to pay someone to come round and put me in a spandex bodysuit and hang me in a harness and throw some balls at me just to make it feel like I'm still doing the show."

Jack will be replaced on the show by fellow funnyman Romesh Ranganathan.

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