People Rejoice After James Corden Announces He’s Leaving ‘The Late Late Show’

People React To James Corden Leaving 'The Late Late Show'

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  • James Corden will be stepping down as the host of The Late Late Show in 2023
  • Based on the reactions, most people won’t be too sad to see him go
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Most American viewers didn’t have any idea who James Corden was when CBS tapped the British comedian to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of The Late Late Show in 2014. However, that changed very quickly after he took the reins the following year.

It’s impossible to deny Corden appeals to plenty of people based on the content behemoth that is “Carpool Karaoke,” the viral view cow he and the network have milked for all its worth since its inception. However, it’s the musical guests who do the bulk of the heavy lifting during that segment as opposed to a host who’s largely failed to be embraced by viewers in the same way his predecessor was.

Even if you ignore the many stories posted online by people claiming to have had a negative interaction with Corden in real life, he’s rubbed plenty of others the wrong way thanks to what is widely interpreted as a fake Nice Guy personality and a long history of “Look At Me!” antics—like the time he stopped traffic in Los Angeles to promote a live-action Cinderella movie by humping the air while wearing a mouse costume.

On Thursday, Deadline reported Corden is gearing up to step down as the host of The Late Late Show next year, as he will apparently walk away from the program prior to the start of the summer in 2023 and return to the United Kingdom.

Based on many of the reactions the news generated, a lot of people won’t exactly be heartbroken when his final episode airs.

Ouch.