Why did Annie leave Group Chat?

Annie LeBlanc appeared as the co-host of Nickelodeon’s Group Chat in season one, however, she was replaced by Brent Rivera in season two, causing fans to question the reason for her departure.

Annie LeBlanc is known as one of the most popular YouTubers and children’s television stars of the current generation. At just 16 years old, the media personality has garnered a significant social media following, leading to her being enlisted as one of the first hosts of Nickelodeon’s latest talk show, Group Chat.

The show, which premiered in May 2020, was the channel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, which prevented many productions from taking place. As the show was filmed and conducted virtually, Annie and her co-host, Jayden Bartels, were able to interact with audience members through rounds of competitions, conversations and online skits.

Season two of Group Chat premiered in September 2020, and featured a new co-host, Brent Rivera. Brent brought a new dynamic to the show, as he added a male perspective to the conversations. Fans questioned Annie’s short appearance on the show, and wondered if there was any drama that led to her departure. The media personality has never formally addressed the reason for leaving, however, it is speculated to have been due to her busy schedule and her inability to commit to the show’s timeline.