Comedian Steve Carell to leave 'The Office'

Wednesday June 30, 2010

Date Night actor Steve Carell has confirmed he is to leave the US version of The Office at the end of its current season.

"Yes, it will be my last," he told Us magazine.

"It's the last on my contract, and I want to honour my contract," added the 47-year-old.

Steve plays self-centered boss Michael Scott in the US sitcom, based on the original UK series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

NBC is reportedly considering whether to continue the show without him.

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