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Jerry Seinfeld: 'I was right to end Seinfeld'

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Jerry Seinfeld has claimed that he was right to end Seinfeld while the sitcom was still receiving acclaim from critics and viewers.

The comic famously turned down a multi-million dollar offer from NBC to extend Seinfeld into a tenth season and brought the 'show about nothing' to a close in 1998 in a series finale which drew mixed reviews.

Reflecting on the ten-time Emmy Award-winning sitcom, its co-creator told The Big Issue that he wanted to avoid the inevitable decline in quality that affects nearly every long-running programme.

Seinfeld said: "I just knew it was time to leave that thing where it was. Even though I still occasionally think about it, I still think I did it the right way. It was the correct type of ending. By which I mean it came a little sooner than people were expecting."

He continued: "[Seinfeld] was such a wonderful experience for me. It wasn't even the thing I thought I was going to have a talent for. I just fell in with the perfect group of people and everything about it was sort of miraculous."

In 2009, the the comedian reteamed with fellow Seinfeld stars Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards for the first time since the show's wrap on Larry David's HBO improvisational sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Curb Your Enthusiasm's season eight arc saw David and Seinfeld attempt to create an oft-requested Seinfeld reunion, but the project comically fell apart as David clashed with all of the other principals.

The 57-year-old recently suggested that watching reruns of Seinfeld brings back unpleasant memories.

Seinfeld's gameshow The Marriage Ref is expected to return for a second season on June 26 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Watch a clip of the faux Seinfeld reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm below:

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