James Corden is ready to bid his late-night talk show goodbye.
According to a source, The Late Late Show With James Corden host has extended his contract for one additional season, indicating that he will pull out in the spring of 2023.
On the show’s episode on Thursday, CBS featured Corden’s revelation of his departure.
“This will be my last year hosting the show. When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure,” Corden told the audience.
“I never saw it as my final destination, you know? And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there.”
The actor and comedian became the show’s host in 2015 and instantly captured the audience’s heart, providing several memorable interviews and moments – the making of Carpool Karaoke, Crosswalk the Musical, and countless Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts bits.
Now, suddenly, those bits of laughter will be counted down.
“Seven years ago, James Corden came to the US and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated in a big way with viewers on-air and online,” said the President and CEO of CBS George Cheeks in a statement.
“From ‘Crosswalk the Musical’ to the legendary ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ and every unique comedy segment he introduced, James has truly reimagined many elements of the late-night format. He has also been the consummate network showman, entertaining audiences from his nightly perch at Television City as well as the Tony and Grammy stage.”In my two years at CBS, I’ve had the privilege to see James’ creative genius up close and experience his valuable partnership with CBS, both as a performer and a producer. We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud he made CBS his American home and that this partnership will extend one more season on The Late Late Show.”
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