James Corden flashes a grin after quitting The Late Late Show

James Corden flashes a grin the morning after announcing he is quitting The Late Late Show in 2023 to spend more time in UK with his family

  • James Corden was spotted out in LA on Friday, the morning after DailyMail.com confirmed he is leaving The Late Late Show after next season
  • A senior CBS source revealed that the decision to step down was Corden’s and added that the network ‘desperately tried to keep him for longer’
  • The Late Late Show is currently in season 7 and Corden’s tenure will end with the completion of season 8 in 2023
  • He plans to spend more time back in the UK and he is mulling over a move home with wife Jules and three children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and Charlotte, four 
  • The Late Late Show premiered in 1995 with Tom Snyder as host, Corden took over in 2015 following Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson 

James Corden was spotted out and about in Los Angeles the morning after is bombshell announcement that he is leaving The Late Late Show in 2023.  

The 43-year-old late night host appeared casual and content as he flashed a smile while filling up his tank at the gas station on Friday.

On Thursday, DailyMail.com exclusively confirmed that Corden was quitting his gig at The Late Late Show in order to spend more time with his family in the UK. 

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Greener pastures: James Corden was spotted out and about in Los Angeles the morning after is bombshell announcement that he is leaving The Late Late Show in 2023

James sported an off duty look in a pair of jeans, a black hoodie and a black jacket with trainers. 

He smiled good naturedly while waiting for the large gas tank of his black SUV to fill up.

There are big changes on the horizon for James and his wife of 10 years Jules who are mulling over a return to the UK with their three children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and Charlotte, four.

An insider tells DailyMail.com that spending more time in the UK when season eight of The Late Late Show ends is ‘definitely on the horizon’. 

Taking it easy: The 43-year-old late night host appeared casual and content as he flashed a smile while filling up his tank at the gas station on Friday

Focusing on what matters: On Thursday, DailyMail.com exclusively confirmed that Corden was quitting his gig at The Late Late Show in order to spend more time with his family in the UK

Another source suggested he is planning on moving close to West Ham United’s London Stadium in east London. 

An insider told the Sun: ‘James and Jules have had barely any time to see their families in the UK over the past few years due to his work schedule. They will go backwards and forwards for a while.

‘Long-term, they both want to see more of their parents and are considering a permanent move back in a couple of years. They sold their house in London so would have to look for a new base in the capital.’

The Late Late Show, which films out of Los Angeles, first premiered in 1995 with host Tom Snyder. Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson followed as host until James Corden came along in 2015.


End of an era: Corden promised to ‘go out with a bang’ as he informed audiences of his decision to step down as the host of The Late Late Show on Thursday’s show

Corden promised to ‘go out with a bang’ as he informed audiences of his decision to step down as the host of The Late Late Show.

Revealing the news during the latest episode of the US talk show he said the show had ‘changed my life’ and promised there would be ‘lots of tears’ when his tenure came to an end.

‘Seven and half years ago I started hosting this show and there’s no other way to put it, it has changed my life,’ he said.

‘I never saw as it as my final destination, and I never want this show to overstay its welcome, I love making it and I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what’s out there.’

He added: ‘We are all determined to make this the best year we have ever had…we are going to go out with a bang.

‘The fact that you watch this…all over the world…is an absolute privilege for me and every single person who makes this show.’

‘Seven and half years ago I started hosting this show and there’s no other way to put it, it has changed my life,’ he said. 

‘We [CBS] desperately tried to keep him for longer but James only wanted to do one final year that will keep him on the show until next year,’ a senior CBS source revealed. ‘He’s been such a hit for us for so many years, we will miss him very much.’

‘It’s very rare to find a talent who can redefine a long running format. His skits went viral globally, smashing records and creating the most watched online clips in the history of late night TV,’ they continued. 

‘The biggest stars in the world have appeared on his show – which even took him to the White House!’

Corden told Deadline it’s been a difficult decision after enjoying such huge success. 

‘It’s been it’s 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.’

When asked if he plans to move home, Corden said he and his wife ‘genuinely don’t know the answer to that’.

‘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,’ he added. 

‘I love living here [in LA]. I love everything it’s given. My family and I have never taken this incredible adventure for granted. Every day I drive down Sunset to work and I just think I’m from High Wycombe.’

‘We [CBS] desperately tried to keep him for longer but James only wanted to do one final year that will keep him on the show until next year,’ a senior CBS source revealed. ‘He’s been such a hit for us for so many years, we will miss him very much.’

He did admit he’s eager to spend more time with his close pal Mark Noble, who is the captain of his favorite football team West Ham United. Noble is retiring at the end of this season.

‘He’s the happiest that I’m not leaving in September because he’s desperate to get out and play some golf,’ Corden said. 

The Late Late Show: An A-list favourite

James Corden has played host to many A-lister guests on the Late Late Show. Famous faces who’ve appeared on his show include:

  • Tom Hanks
  • Lady Gaga
  • One Direction 
  • Britney Spears
  • Chris Martin
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Elton John 
  • Madonna
  • Julia Roberts
  • George Clooney
  • Christina Aguilera

 The show has also won a slew of awards, picking up 11 gongs and being nominated for 33 more. 

Its wins include: 

Primetime Emmy 2016 – Outstanding Interactive Program 

Critics Choice Award 2020 – Best talk show 

Critics’ Choice TV Award 2016 – Best talk show

Telly Awards 2018 – Bronze Telly

Comedy

Use of Humor 

Webby Awards 2021 – Social – Celebrity/Fan

Social – Entertainment 

Video – Comedy: Shortform

Webby Awards 2020 – Video – Entertainment (Video Series & Channels) 

YouTube Creator awards 2017 – Diamond Creator Award  

‘I’ll have been here for eight and a half years, he’s been at that club since he was nine. Nothing makes me happier to be thought of in the same breath as Mark Noble but I would be undeserving of such praise.’

An insider added to DailyMail: ‘What’s next? Well James is focused on producing a really spectacular current and final season of the show.’

‘He’ll also be launching Mammals in autumn (Fall), which he is excited about.’

‘However more time in the UK after filming wraps is definitely on the horizon as he is very close with his family there.’

Under Corden’s tenure at The Late Late Show, he developed smash hit segments like Carpool Karaoke, where he drives a celebrity around and they sing together. Carpool Karaoke was later spun off into its own show for Apple in 2017 and even took home an Emmy Award. It currently in season five.

‘He told us that he has had an amazing time and is incredibly grateful to CBS but feels now is right time to go out on a high and make his final year the biggest one yet,’ a CBS source said.

‘James and the show have won countless Emmys, he’s won a Critics Choice as well as winning a Tony Award in 2012 before taking his post at CBS. He immediately won critics and fans over as well as the huge celebrities he managed to secure.’

The father-of-three has previously referred to his team on the show as his family and even paid them out of his own pocket during the pandemic.

James’ time at the network has not been without controversy, however. In 2021, the show was forced to change one of Corden’s more famous skits, Spill Your Guts, after it as accused of being anti-Asian.

The segment, which has featured stars such as Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Chrissy Teigen, sees participants presented with the choice of either answering a prying question or eating something dubbed ‘gross’.

Several of the unpalatable items hailed from Asian culture and Corden himself had called many of them ‘disgusting.’

Last summer, a TikTok user launched the Change.org petition which garnered nearly 50,000 signatures and James later announced on the Howard Stern Show that he would no longer use Asian foods in the segment.

But Corden admits leaving the show will be a bittersweet farewell for him. 

‘I’ll miss the adrenaline of thinking ‘Next week I’m going to jump out of a plane with Tom Cruise or in two weeks’ time, we’re going to drive around the White House in a car with Michelle Obama or sing Penny Lane with Paul McCartney driving down Penny Lane,’ he said.

Beyond his own show, James hosted the Tony Awards and Grammy Awards, as well as fronting other prime time shows for CBS and the Friends reunion for HBO Max. 

He also has a film career starring in movies like Peter Rabbit, Prom, Into the Woods, Trolls and Cats.

He will appear in a new Prime Video drama, Mammals, later this year – his first British TV role since his Gavin And Stacey Christmas special broke records as the most watched non spring event in the UK of the last decade.

Issues: James’ time at the network has not been without controversy, however. In 2021, the show was forced to change one of Corden’s more famous skits, Spill Your Guts, after it as accused of being anti-Asian

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