James Corden, the longtime host of ‘The Late Late Show’, has announced that he will be saying goodbye to the show next year. The 43-year-old has extended his contract with CBS for one more year and will depart in Spring 2023 after the next season. 

Calling it “a really hard decision,” Corden, who has hosted the show since 2015, told Deadline, “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,” he continued.

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George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS, recalled Corden’s time with the network.

“Seven years ago, James Corden came to the U.S. and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated in a big way with viewers on-air and online,” he said in a statement.

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“From ‘Crosswalk the Musical’ to the legendary ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ and every unique comedy segment he introduced, James has truly reimagined many elements of the late night format. He has also been the consummate network showman, entertaining audiences from his nightly perch at Television City as well as the Tony and Grammy stage,” he continued.

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“In my two years at CBS, I’ve had the privilege to see James’ creative genius up close and experience his valuable partnership with CBS, both as a performer and a producer. 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,” Cheeks added.