American actor Steve Burns has just revealed the real reason why he mysteriously quit acting in 2002.

The 27-year-old is best known for hosting the children’s TV show Blue’s Clues from 1996 to 2002, which was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

However, he disappeared from the show, and nobody knew where he had gone… until now.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Blue’s Clues, he appeared on social media with a brand new video explaining exactly what happened.

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The real reason why Steve Burns left ‘Blue’s Clues’

On Tuesday (September 7th), Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr Twitter page uploaded a video featuring Steve Burns.

In the two-minute clip, the Blue’s Clues host explained exactly why he left the show – he went to college!

“Hi, you got a second? Okay, You remember how when we were younger, we used to run around and hang out with Blue and find clues and talk to Mr Salt and freak out about the mail and do all that fun stuff?” he said.

He continued: “And then one day I was like ‘Oh hey, guess what? Big news, I’m leaving. This is my brother Joe, he’s your new best friend’. Then, I got on a bus and just left and we didn’t talk for a really long time.”

He then said that he realises it was “kind of abrupt” and said: “I just kinda got up and went to college.”

What college did Steve go to?

After leaving Blue’s Clues, Steve attended DeSales University.

DeSales is a private Catholic university in Center Valley, Pennsylvania which offers a variety of different courses.

It’s named after the Bishop of Geneva St. Francis De Sales and was founded in 1964 as “Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales” by a congregation of Roman Catholic priests.

In the US News & World report 2020, it was ranked 59th in the “Regional Universities North” and 36th in “Best Value Schools”.

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What did he study?

Unsurprisingly, the actor majored in Theatre.

On a number of occasions, he has acted at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and he appears to have swapped his TV career for performing on stage.

One Twitter user even met Steve whilst at university and says he was a “super nice guy”.

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