- James Corden has been a late-night host for years
- He shares how much longer he's staying on for
- Corden addresses his decision to end contract
James Corden has become one of the biggest names in American late-night television, but he's now made the decision to say goodbye to his hit show! Corden revealed on Thursday that the next season of The Late Late Show With James Corden will be his last, talking to Deadline about this unexpected choice.
Corden had a five-year plan for his show
Corden called it "a really hard decision" to end his show because of how he is "so immensely proud" of what it's become. However, he was candid about how he wound up doing it for several years longer than he intended to! "I always thought I’d do it for five years and then leave, and then I stayed on," Corden revealed. He also admitted that he and his family "haven't really made a decision" about whether they will remain in America when the show ends, but expressed that they "have never taken this incredible adventure for granted."
He also mentioned that he has "some other things that I feel I want to do" after his show ends in spring 2023. The president and CEO of CBS, George Cheeks, has also made a statement about Corden's departure from the show. He said that the star "has truly reimagined many elements of the late night format," calling him "the consummate network showman" because of the unique brand of entertainment he's delivered to audiences.
Corden was known for his roles in the British sitcom Gavin & Stacy and the play One Man, Two Guvnors before entering the world of late-night television. He also isn't the only major talk show host whose show is coming to an end in the near future! The Ellen DeGeneres Show is currently in the middle of airing its farewell season, with DeGeneres saying she "needed something to challenge me" after being on the air for nearly two decades.