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    James Corden Will Be Leaving "The Late Late Show" Next Year

    "I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way."

    After eight and a half long years, The Late Late Show With James Corden will be no more.

    James wearing a light jacket posing for a photo on the red carpet

    Yes, in a statement to Deadline yesterday, James confirmed that he will be extending his CBS contract for one more year — meaning he'll leave right before summer 2023.

    James wearing a bow tie on the Grammys red carpet

    James then teared up as he discussed the decision on his show. "Seven and a half years ago, I started hosting this show," he began. "There's no other way to put it, it has changed my life. I love it. I love all the people that work here. I am so proud of what we've achieved. It's been beyond my wildest, wildest dreams."

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    He continued, "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?"

    James behind his desk on the set, holding up one hand

    James added, "I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it. 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."

    James behind his desk on the set, gesturing with his hands

    He also said, "We are all determined to make this the best year we have ever had making this show. We are going to go out with a bang. There is going to be Carpools and Crosswalks and sketches and other surprises."

    As for what James might do next, he told Deadline, "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."

    James smiling at his desk on the set

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