James Corden will leave “The Late Late Show” in 2023

James Corden is leaving late at night. On Thursday night’s episode, the host of “The Late Late Show” said that he will officially leave the show at the end of the 2023 season.

“This will be my last year performing the show,” Corden told the audience. “When I started this journey, it would always be just that. It would be a journey, an adventure. I never saw that as my final destination, you know? Anyway. I always want to love doing it. And I really think a year from now. it will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there. Okay?

He said his final season will be full of fun, surprises and “a lot of tears”.

“There will be so many tears. Because this was the hardest decision I ever had to make, it really was,” added Corden. “I never took this job for granted. Never. Not once. And… the fact that you watch us at home. Or you watch us online. Wherever you are, all over the world. The fact that we can try and Entertaining you and spending time with you is an absolute privilege for me and every single person who does this show. Until the next 12 months and it’s going to be a blast, I promise you.”

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CBS Entertainment chairman and CEO George Cheeks applauded Corden’s “creative genius” and “valuable partnership” in a statement Thursday.

“We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud that he has made CBS his American home and that this partnership extends one more season on ‘The Late Late Show,'” wrote Cheeks.

By the time Corden makes his final appearance next year, he will have hosted the show for eight and a half years. CBS has yet to announce who will take over when Corden leaves.

The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden airs Thursday, April 21, 2022, with guests Nicholas Cage, Aaron Paul and Sir Robert Winston.

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Corden debuted as host of “The Late Late Show” in 2015 and has since become a household name for his interview style and bold comedy. During his time with the talk show, segments like “Carpool Karaoke” and “Crosswalk the Musical” took off, even inspiring his own TV shows.

Before moving to Los Angeles to perform, Corden was a comedian, singer and actor. He starred in several major films including “Into the Woods”, “Trolls” and “Peter Rabbit”. He was also a two-time host of the Tony and Grammy Awards. Early in his career, he starred in two episodes of the popular British TV series “Doctor Who” as Craig Owens, the father of a baby who affectionately nicknamed himself Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.

Ben Winston, executive producer of “The Late Late Show”, tweeted “the greatest work of our lives is coming to an end.”

“There has been no greater joy than working every day with my best friend and the most talented guy in the world,” he wrote.

“Congratulations James on an amazing eight years at CBS,” said comedian and host Stephen Colbert. tweeted Thursday. “12:30 won’t be the same without you. But looking forward to your exciting adventures as the new Doctor Who!”

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