James Corden has announced he's quitting 'The Late Late Show'

Publish Date
Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:31AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

After fronting The Late Late Show for the past seven years, James Corden has announced he will be leaving the show.

The 43-year-old presenter took over from Craig Ferguson on the series in March 2015 and though he has extended his current contract for a year, he's going to be walking away from the show in mid-2023.

Speaking to Deadline, he said: "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."

The Gavin and Stacey star admitted he and his wife Julia - who have children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and four-year-old Charlotte together - don't know if they will return to the UK when he leaves the show.

He said: "It's something we think about and we talk about a lot but we haven't really made a decision on that yet. That's the life side of things which we'll figure out.

"There's still some other things that I feel I want to do. I'd like to try and write. There's some [stories] I'd like to tell. I'd like to see if I'm capable of it. The fact that it's terrifying is the reason to do it."

Corden broke the news to his staff today as he wanted to give them a long time to get used to the news and has vowed to "go out with a bang".