After internet hosting “The Late Late Present” for practically seven years, James Corden plans to depart his late-night gig behind in favor of pursuing “yet another journey.” Corden, who just lately prolonged his internet hosting contract with CBS for a further yr, will depart the present in summer season 2023, Deadline introduced on April 28.
“It has been a very onerous choice to depart as a result of I am so immensely happy with the present.”
“It has been a very onerous choice to depart as a result of I am so immensely happy with the present,” Corden mentioned. “I am thrilled to be extending [for a year]. I all the time thought I might [host] for 5 years after which go away, after which I stayed on. I’ve actually been interested by it for a very long time, considering whether or not there may be yet another journey.”
Corden first started internet hosting “The Late Late Present” in 2015, succeeding Craig Ferguson, who hosted the late-night speak present for 9 years. Since he first joined the present, Corden has raked in tens of millions of views with segments like Carpool Karaoke, Spill Your Guts, Crosswalk Musical, and Drop the Mic. Considered one of his most notable segments was his Carpool Karaoke efficiency with Adele, which has been considered greater than 254 million instances on YouTube since January 2016.
“Seven years in the past, James Corden got here to the US and took tv by storm, with large inventive and comedic swings that resonated in an enormous manner with viewers on-air and on-line,” mentioned CBS President and CEO George Cheeks. “From Crosswalk the Musical to the legendary Carpool Karaoke, and each distinctive comedy section he launched, James has actually reimagined many components of the late evening format.”
Based on the announcement, CBS executives tried to supply Corden a three-year extension, a two-year extension, and a rolling one-year deal earlier than he determined to step down in 2023. “My bosses right here at CBS have been extremely supportive and terribly affected person with me whereas I made this choice,” Corden mentioned. Past his common appearances on “The Late Late Present,” a number of the actor’s latest tasks embrace his function as Barry Glickman in “Cats” (2019), the voice of Peter Rabbit in “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” (2021), and James in “Cinderella” (2021), which he additionally produced.
Along with his departure, Corden shall be exiting a longstanding group of speak present hosts, together with Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, and extra. CBS has not but introduced Corden’s substitute.
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