LOS ANGELES (Fwrd Axis) — James Corden announced Thursday he is saying goodbye to The Late Late Show in 2023 when his current contract expires.
Corden made the announcement during Thursday’s taping of The Late Late Show, which he began hosting in 2015.
“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?” he said. “And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it.”
Corden added it will “go out with a bang” and, he predicted, with “so many tears.”
“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,” said George Cheeks, president, and CEO of CBS.
James Corden’s time on the show helped generate popular segments like “Crosswalk the Musical” and “Carpool Karaoke”, which attracted billions of views online and around the world. His segment with Adele has been watched more than 250M times on YouTube and One Direction’s segment with Corden has racked up 189M views
“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,” Cheeks added. “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.'”
Corden has hosted the show since 2015.
“ James has also been the consummate network showman, entertaining audiences from his nightly perch at Television City as well as the Tony and Grammy stage,” said Cheeks. “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.”