American actor and comedian James Kimberley Corden who has been hosting “The Late Show” for more than eight years now, has decided to depart from the same. Corden, who is 43 years old now has extended his contract from CBS. Initially, James was supposed to leave the show in 2022 only, but the extension of the contract will make him leave it in the summer of 2023.
James has issued an official statement wherein he said that “This will be my final year as the show’s host. It was always going to be like that when I started this adventure. It was going to be an experience, a voyage. You know, I never thought of it as my final destination.”
He further went on to say that “And in no way do I want this show to outstay its welcome. It’s something I’ve always wanted to enjoy doing. And I believe that in a year, it will be a good time to move on and discover what else is available. Okay?” He promised that his final season would be full of surprises, laughter, and “many tears.”
He also expressed himself by stating that “There will be a lot of crying. Because this has been the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make “Corden continued. This is a job I’ve never taken for granted. Ever. Not even once. And… the fact that you keep an eye on us from your own house. You can also watch us on the internet. Everywhere in the world, wherever you are.”
James concluded his words by saying “The fact that we get to try to entertain you and spend time with you is an enormous honor for me and everyone else involved in the production of this show. Here’s to the next 12 months, which will be a blast, I guarantee it.”
Apart from this CBS Entertainment also made an official statement about the same. The entertainment company appreciated how James pulled off the show perfectly all these years. CBS applauded Corden’s creativity and genuineness when it comes to hosting. Further, CBS highlighted how James was professionally a gem throughout his hosting tenure with “The Late Late Show”.
The entertainment company’s CEO George Cheeks appreciated James by saying that “We wish he could remain longer, but we are very thrilled that he chose CBS as his American home and that our cooperation on ‘The Late Late Show’ will continue for another season.”
It would be difficult for “The Late Show” lovers now to imagine the show without James Corden as he was the heart of the show. Further, no official information as to who will replace James after 2023 has not been given till now.
Lastly, it is also not confirmed whether the show will last after James quits it. Rumors are that the show might entirely stop after his departure. Let’s see what is lined up for “The Late Show” viewers.