In a recent interview with MTV News, Disney Channel star Selena Gomez revealed that the next season of Wizards of Waverly Place will be her last.

Let’s face it folks, child stars who get their start on Disney Channel shows don’t stay there.  They grow older (thus growing out of their roles) and typically move on to other projects like movies and recording contracts.  Selena’s no exception…  She has a single (Round & Round) that is currently 48 on Billboard’s top 100 singles chart, a follow-up album which should be out this fall, and movie projects that are in the works (to include a big-screen “Wizards” flick).

She’s sad to be leaving the show, but it’s good to see that her career is blossoming.  Besides that, we need a fresh face to distance us from the recent drama of Lindsey Lohan and Miley Cyrus.

Here’s the link to the full story over at MTV’s site