James Cordon Reveals He Will Be Exiting The Late Late Show In 2023

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The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Tuesday, December 14, 2021, with guests Tessa Thompson, Dwyane Wade, and standup comic Andrew Michaan. Photo: Terence Patrick ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The popular British actor, writer, producer, and comedian James Cordon has revealed that he will be leaving The Late Late Show next year in 2023. This announcement came just yesterday on Thursday the 28th of April during a recording of the CBS network’s talk show in Los Angeles. Having hosted the television show since 2015, it will be eight years in 2023 when James Cordon parts ways, calling it “the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make”.

James Cordon said, “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. 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 and I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way, I always want to love making it and I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there. We’re all determined to make this the best year we have ever had. We are going to go out with a bang … they’ll be tears, so many tears, ’cause this has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.”

The role of hosting for The Late Late Show had been taking over by James Cordon from comedian and actor Craig Ferguson in 2015. Since then, James Cordon has become a household name in the US, presenting notable awards like the Tony and the Grammy awards, introducing fantastic segments such as Drop the Mic, Carpool Karaoke, and Crosswalk the Musical. All of these have been a huge success and have featured many famous celebrities to the extent that these segments went on to have their own standalone series.

The president and chief executive of CBS, George Cheeks, spoke to Variety and said, “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.”

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