James Corden is departing “The Late Late Program.” His contract with CBS was extended for another year, and he will leave the talk show before the summer of 2023. By the time he leaves The Late Late Show, James Corden will have hosted it for eight and a half years.
During an interview, Corden told, “It’s been a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show. I’m thrilled to be extending for a year. 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.” James Corden secured a contract with CBS in 2014 to host The Late Late Show, which premiered on March 23, 2015.
According to a source at CBS, “We (CBS) desperately tried to keep him for longer but James only wanted to do one final year that will keep him on the show until next year. He’s been such a hit for us for so many years, we will miss him very much.” The actor behind “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” was behind unique parts such as Carpool Karaoke, which entails travelling with a celebrity in the passenger seat and both the driver and the passenger having to sing along, with James Corden as the driver.
Carpool Karaoke was turned into a stand-alone show that received an Emmy nomination.