Over the past seven years, we've all fallen in love with the British late-night host who danced and sang into our lives with Carpool Karaoke and Crosswalk The Musical. Sadly, it's all coming to an end, with the host announcing recently that this will be his eighth and final year as the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Here's what we know.
Sitting at his desk to deliver his monologue, Corden first broke the news. "This will be my last year hosting the show. When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination, you know? And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year from now, that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there. Okay?"
In true Corden style, he's promised us a year full of laughs and tears as he plans to go out with a bang. "This has been the hardest decision I've ever had to make; it really has," the host explained. "The fact that we get to try and entertain you and spend time with you is an absolute privilege for me and every single person who makes this show. Here's to the next 12 months, and it's going to be a blast, I promise you that." With the incredible success he has achieved with the show, we can easily believe that this decision was not easy. Not only did he transform late-night television with his brilliantly entertaining segments, but he also took over YouTube. His Carpool Karaoke episode with Adele has accumulated 250m views since its release - and the show's YouTube page has nearly 10 billion views! The incredibly talented singer, actor, and performer has us all eagerly anticipating what he will do next.
Following the announcement, CBS president, George Cheeks, released a statement saying, "We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud he made CBS his American home and that this partnership will extend one more season on 'The Late Late Show." Who will take over as the host in his place? We can't wait to see. Stay tuned.