James Corden is saying goodbye to The Late Late Show which he started hosting in March 2015. He’ll be leaving in spring 2023.
He told Deadline, “It’s been it’s a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year]. I always thought I’d do it for five years and then leave and then I stayed on. I’ve really been thinking about it for a long time, thinking whether there might be one more adventure.”
Corden added, “My bosses here at CBS have been incredibly supportive and extraordinarily patient with me while I made this decision.
During the April 28 episode of his talk show, he expressed the same sentiment by saying, “When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. 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.”
Since he started working on the show, he has made The Late Late Show one of the most highly anticipated talk shows on TV. He became famous, especially for his Carpool Karaoke with celebrity guests like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Britney Spears. In fact, the show’s Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special, a CBS primetime version of the segment, garnered two Emmy Awards.
In a statement, CBS President and CEO George Cheeks, said, “Seven years ago, James Corden came to the U.S. and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated in a big way with viewers on-air and online. James has truly reimagined many elements of the late night format.”
Although the executive wished that the host could stay with them longer, he felt very proud of Cohen for making CBS his American home.
In addition to being a host, Corden is also into acting. He has appeared in several movies, especially musicals, like Cats, The Prom, Cinderella, and Into the Woods. He was also one of the voices in Trolls 2: World Tour and in Peter Rabbit films.