James Corden Reveals Why He’s Leaving ‘The Late Late Show’ Next Year


James Corden is leaving ‘The Late Late Show’ after eight years next year, and he leaves knowing it’s ‘all I ever wanted it to be’.

“I just didn’t want to get to a point where I got bored doing it,” the ‘Cats’ actor said in an interview with ‘Extra’ published Monday.

“By the time we’re done, I’ll have done about 1,400 episodes,” he said. “That’s a lot. I know in America those jobs are positions that people have for 10, 15, 20, 25 years. It was never going to be that for me.

Corden added that his family also considered his decision to leave. The host has three children ― Carey, Max and Charlotte ― with his wife, Julia Carey.

“My kids are getting older, their grandparents are getting older, and maybe it was a good time for us as a family to be more free in our decisions,” he added.

Corden announced his decision to leave in April, telling Deadline he was “so immensely proud of the show” and that it was “a really tough decision to leave.”

“I always thought I would do it for five years, then leave, then stay,” the artist explained. “I really thought about it for a long time, wondering if there might be another adventure.”

Julia Carey and James Corden attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills.

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During his time on “The Late Late Show,” Corden kicked off hit segments like “Carpool Karaoke” and “Spill Your Guts.”

Corden also landed important guests despite the show’s middle-of-the-night timeslot, including an upcoming interview with President Joe Biden.

The show shared a preview of this interview, which shows Corden placing a photo of Harry Styles in front of a bust of President Harry Truman in the Oval Office.

“Cover one Harry with another Harry,” Corden says in the clip. “That’s what I’m saying. I just think it lights up the place, you know.



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