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James Corden: why is he leaving the Late Late Show?

James Corden is set to leave the show in late April

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
14 April 2023
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James Corden is set to be ending his time on The Late Late Show after eight years of hosting. The star will be concluding his role as a host for the US chat show on April 27, and is set to have an amazing last episode lined up - but why is he leaving in the first place? 

Speaking to CBS Mornings, he explained: "It’s such a wonderful job. It’s the best eight years of my life. It’s given me more than I ever could have dreamt it could be Who walks away from such a thing?" 

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He then added: "But the reason to leave is: we’re a long way from home, you know, in Los Angeles, and there are people at home who are getting older, and we want our kids to know them and be around them. Anyone who’s got kids knows that feeling of just wanting to put down roots in a place where your family might - are gonna be." 

In a show opening monologue, he added: "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? And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it."

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James is leaving the show after eight years

The actor and writer had previously spoken about his family regarding his job, telling the podcast Smartless that he had "an overwhelming feeling that my family has walked to the beat of my drum for a very long time". He added that he would end his time on the show for "people who we miss very very much who we are homesick for". 

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James has been living in Los Angeles for the past eight years with his wife Julia and their three children, Max, 12, Carey, eight, and five-year-old Charlotte. 

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James Corden's recent controversy 

The presenter has also been in a centre of some controversies over the past couple of years, including a restauranteur claiming that he was banned from the NYC eatery Balthazar after being rude to the waiting staff. After the situation went viral, James explained his perspective, saying: "Because I didn't shout or scream, I didn't get up out of my seat, I didn't call anyone names or use derogatory language, I've been walking around thinking that I haven't done anything wrong.

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James with his wife, Julia

"But the truth is I have made a rude, rude comment. And it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment, it was ungracious to the server."

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