Why James Corden Is Leaving ‘The Late Late Show’ After 8 Years

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Saying goodbye to his family. James Cordenhas announced plans for leaving The Late Late ShowHe announced that he will be leaving the late-night talk program after eight years.

“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],” the Tony winner, 43, told DeadlineOn Thursday, April 28, he announced that he will officially be leaving his hosting duties in summer 2023. “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.”

James Corden Announces Plans to Leave The Late Late Show in Summer 2023

James Corden on ‘The Late Late Show.’
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In July 2019, CBS announced that Corden’s contract had been extended to August 2023, and the Gavin & StaceyAccording to the creator, his last show will be filmed prior September of this year.

“There’s still some other things that I feel I want to do,” Corden explained of the reason behind his departure. “I’d like to try and write. There’s some [stories] I’d like to tell. I’d like to see if I’m capable of it. The fact that it’s terrifying is the reason to do it.”

However, he isn’t sure if he and his family plan to return to his native England after his time behind the desk is over. “It’s something we think about and we talk about a lot, but we haven’t really made a decision on that yet. That’s the life side of things which we’ll figure out,” the Into the WoodsActor said. “I love living here [in Los Angeles]. I love everything it’s given.”

He continued: “My family and I have never taken this incredible adventure for granted. Every day I drive down Sunset to work and I just think I’m from High Wycombe.”

Corden has become a household name across America. The Late Late ShowHe is also known for viral segments such as Spill your Guts, Crosswalk Musical and Carpool Karaoke. These two features were later expanded into spinoff series by Apple+ and TBS.

CBS aired a primetime special on Carpool Karaoke in March 2016. Jennifer LopezThe series earned an Emmy Award in Outstanding Variety Special for the Emmy Award. Corden shot a second installment of the series, four months later, with the former first lady Michelle ObamaThe White House

“All of my greatest ambitions for what it what [the show] could be, it’s absolutely surpassed all of them,” the Prom star told Deadline. “My intention is to try and go out in exactly the same way we came in, which is just going out with a with a bang.”

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