James Corden has introduced that he’ll step down as host ofThe Late Late Present.
The 43-year-old star of Cats made the assertion throughout a taping of the CBS speak present on Thursday, in keeping with The New York Occasions.
Corden has held the function since 2015, when he took over the place from Craig Ferguson. The present initially launched with host Tom Snyder in 1995, who was adopted by Craig Kilborn from 1999 to 2004.
Corden’s contract had been set to run out this August, however he has signed an extension that can preserve him on the present till subsequent spring.
“We want he may keep longer, however we’re very proud he made CBS his American dwelling and that this partnership will prolong another season on The Late Late Present,” mentioned CBS president George Cheeks in a press release.
Corden was comparatively unknown in the USA previous to touchdown the job off the again of his profitable profession in theatre and on British tv.
Within the final seven years he has turn out to be a well known, if divisive, determine in America, helped particularly by the large viral success of The Late Late Present‘s “Carpool Karaoke”. Such luminaries as Paul McCartney, Girl Gaga and Michelle Obama have all appeared within the phase alongside Corden.
Whereas Corden’s subsequent profession transfer is unclear, he advised The Solar in 2020 that: “Ending the present will at all times be a much bigger household resolution than an expert one.”
“It is going to be about folks at dwelling who we miss very, very a lot, who we’re homesick for. I additionally really feel like my spouse and I’ve three younger kids, and they’re three younger grandchildren that we’ve taken away from folks,” Corden added. “This in all probability feels notably magnified now through the pandemic, however I’ve an awesome feeling that our household has walked to the beat of my drum for a really very long time.”
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