James Corden exits ‘The Late Late Show’ after controversial eight-year run

James Corden exits ‘The Late Late Present’ after controversial eight-year run

James Corden will not host “The Late Late Present” on CBS come summer season 2023.

The British actor-turned-broadcaster has simply prolonged his present contract with the community for another yr, Deadline reported on Thursday.

Corden, 43, formally took over the desk chair at Los Angeles’ Studio 56 in March 2015.

“It’s been it’s a very exhausting choice to go away as a result of I’m so immensely pleased with the present. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year],” Corden mentioned in an announcement. “I all the time thought I’d do it for 5 years after which go away after which I stayed on. I’ve actually been fascinated by it for a very long time, pondering whether or not there is likely to be another journey.”

The co-creator and star of UK sitcom “Gavin & Stacey” stunned critics who thought the newcomer was a daring selection for CBS on the time. However quickly, Corden grew to become broadly identified for his celeb-attended phase franchises, similar to “Carpool Karaoke,” “Drop The Mic,” “Spill Your Guts” and “Crosswalk Musical,” installments of which continuously went viral on social media. Now, the four-time Emmy-winning present boasts greater than 10 billion views and 27 million subscribers on YouTube alone.

James Corden is leaving
James Corden is leaving “The Late Late Present” on CBS subsequent summer season, after eight-and-a-half years as host.
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“Seven years in the past, James Corden got here to the U.S. and took tv by storm, with enormous artistic and comedic swings that resonated in a giant method with viewers on-air and on-line,” mentioned CBS President and CEO George Cheeks.

That’s why community execs have been “eager” to maintain Corden, Deadline wrote. “My bosses right here at CBS have been extremely supportive and terribly affected person with me whereas I made this choice,” Corden instructed the outlet.

James Corden with Adele on Carpool Karaoke
The episode of “Carpool Karaoke” that includes Adele has been watched over 250 million instances on YouTube.
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Nonetheless, a few of his meme-worthy content material has brushed up in opposition to viewers previously, such because the “Spill Your Guts” bit, a truth-or-dare sport involving obscure and weird meals decisions — a few of which are loved by sure communities globally. Cultural advocates known as the idea “insensitive.”

Corden additionally impressed backlash when followers found the chauffeur function he performed throughout “Carpool Karaoke” was a ruse — the automobile is definitely towed whereas he and his pop-star company belt up and go alongside for the experience. Although a reasonably customary apply throughout filming, Corden himself was shocked by the controversy, and jokingly in contrast it to the abysmal opinions he acquired for his function within the disgraced movie-musical “Cats.”

James Corden holding Emmys
“The Late Late Present with James Corden” has earned 4 Emmy wins, together with within the class of Excellent Selection Speak Sequence.

In a heavy-handed try to personal his half within the cinematic blunder — which “Cats” creator Andrew Lloyd Webber himself had panned as “ridiculous” in 2020 — Corden and actress Insurgent Wilson donned amateurish “Cats” costumes whereas presenting throughout that yr’s Academy Awards, a joke that the Visible Results Society didn’t discover humorous.

Corden mentioned he hopes to spend extra time writing post-“Late Late Present.” Earlier than that, there are nonetheless 200 extra episodes to shoot by subsequent summer season — bringing his whole depend to about 1,250.

Actor-comedian Craig Ferguson beforehand helmed CBS’ 12:30 a.m. ET slot between 2005 and 2014, following comedian Craig Kilborn’s five-year stint beginning in 1999.

Potential host replacements weren’t shared in the course of the announcement.

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