The Late Late Show will have a new host by 2023 with James Corden’s exit.
Known for hit segments like the “Carpool Karaoke” and “Crosswalk Musicals,” James Corden will leave “The Late Late Show” after 8 years.
In his monologue on Thursday's episode of “The Late Late Show,” Corden explained to fans that he’ll be leaving the job next year in part because “I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it.”
“I have some news of my own to share with you. Seven and a half years ago, I started hosting this show. And there is no other way to put it, it has changed my life. I love it. I love all the people that work here. I am so proud of what we’ve achieved. It’s been beyond my wildest, wildest dreams. So I’m happy to announce today that I’ve signed a new contract, to carry on hosting ‘The Late Late Show,’” Corden said.
According to The Guardian, Corden had signed a contract due to expire in August, but agreed to work on the show for another season that would last until Spring 2023. The news comes after viewership for late-night shows have dropped significantly, including Corden’s as well as Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert’s respective shows, as reported by the New York Times.
Corden was most popular in the US as the co-maker of the BBC's Gavin and Stacey and for his job in the film adaptation of Into the Woods before he assumed control over the 12:35 a.m. show from Craig Ferguson. He presented signature portions including "Carpool Karaoke," "Drop the Mic" and "Crosswalk Musical" -- the initial two of which generated their own independent series on Apple and TBS.
He has also hosted the Grammy and Tony grants and CBS contest shows The World's Best. Corden is the fourth host of The Late Show, following Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and Ferguson. Just Ferguson (nine years) has held the work longer.
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