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Emotional details of James Corden's final days on The Late Late Show revealed

The Late Late Show host is slated to step away from the show on April 27th

James Corden attends PaleyFest LA 2023
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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James Corden has entered a difficult month, as April marks his very last few days as host of The Late Late Show on CBS.

The late night host announced last year that he would be stepping down from the role – he has helmed the late night show since 2015 – and now he only has 12 episodes left. The popular show has been a part of CBS' roster for nearly thirty years, its first host was Tom Snyder when it launched in 1995.

Now, as the star's final season comes to an end, new details have been revealed about what viewers can expect from its final episodes.

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Speaking at the PaleyFest held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, James, along with his executive producers Ben Winston – who is also behind the new The Kardashians Hulu show – and Rob Crabbe, shared with attendees how they were making each episode count.

The last slate of shows will of course have one of its most beloved segments, "Carpool Karaoke," with a new star hopping on the car with James and singing along together each week.

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There will also be a final "Crosswalk the Musical" segment, as well as a "Take a Break" segment with the Kardashian family, all of whom have been frequent guests of James.

Ben Winston, Bryan Cranston, James Corden, Reggie Watts, and Rob Crabbe attend PaleyFest LA 2023© Getty
Ben Winston, Bryan Cranston, James Corden, Reggie Watts, and Rob Crabbe attend PaleyFest LA 2023

The very last show will air on Thursday, April 27, when CBS will also run a primetime special, "The Last Last Late Late Show with James Corden Carpool Karaoke Special" at 10pm EST before the final show.

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The special will feature none other than Tom Cruise, who will participate along with the host on a musical performance of The Lion King at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

Paul McCartney joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke in London© Getty
Segments such as "Carpool Karaoke" established James as a beloved fixture of late night shows

Speaking at PaleyFest, James grew emotional, according to Variety, speaking of his time on the show. He said: "It's everything I ever wanted this show to be."

He added: "It feels incredibly strange and it's an unnatural feeling to walk away from something that you love so much. It's not right, because you're having such a great time. But at the same time, I'm so certain it's the right thing to do. I think it's important to go out in the manner that we came in."

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