James Corden to leave ‘The Late Late Show’ in 2023

The host of “The Late Late Show” will leave his seat in 2023, ending what will be an eight-season run at the time.

Corden became emotional as he spoke of his decision in his monologue on Thursday night.

“When I started this journey, it would always be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination,” he said. “I never want this show to be welcome in any way for too long. I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year’s time that’s a good time to move on and see what there’s more to see.”

Corden added that he plans to be the show’s “best year” next season and “go out with a bang.”

“Seven years ago, James Corden came to the US and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated widely with viewers on the air and online,” George Cheeks, CBS president and CEO, said in a statement. statement to CNN.

Corden’s show has been home to popular segments such as “Crosswalk the Musical” and “Carpool Karaoke,” driving the show over a billion YouTube views and sparking conversation around the program, despite the sleepy timeslot.

“During my two years with CBS, I have had the privilege of seeing James’ creative genius up close and experiencing his valuable collaboration with CBS, both as a recording artist and a producer,” added Cheeks. “We wish he could have stayed longer, but we are very proud that he has made CBS his American home and that this partnership with ‘The Late Late Show’ will be extended for another season.”

Corden has hosted the show since 2015.

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