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29th Apr 2022

James Corden announces he’s leaving The Late Late Show

The end of a karaoke era.

A moment no one saw coming but is here, James Corden has announced that he will be giving up his hosting gig at The Late Late Show in 2023.

The TV presenter said that the decision was “really hard” but after seven years on the show, he is “immensely proud” of the programme.

James has hosted the show since March 2015 and had extended his contract with CBS for another year before he finishes up for good in summer 2023.

“It’s been a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show,” he told Deadline.

“I’m thrilled to be extending. 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.”

Over the last seven years hosting the show, James has interviewed countless celebrities on his couch, but the one thing he’s truly known for is his Carpool Karaokes.

The series sees him drive different celebrities to work as he interviews them and they sing a number of their biggest hits along in the front seat.

Stars like Adele, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Michelle Obama and a whole lot more have all appeared in the show.

George Cheeks, president and Chief Executive of CBS, told Variety: “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.”