James Corden has revealed the real reason he was stepping down from The Late Late Show as he bid an emotional farewell to fans.
The 44-year-old presenter admitted he had never ‘felt like this before’ as he shared the real reason why he was bowing out from the show that made him a household name.
Joining Zoe Ball on Radio 2, he spoke about what he was feeling about quitting the show.
“It’s a strange one, I haven’t really felt like this before,” Corden expressed.
“I remember when we did last episode of Gavin and Stacey, I remember sitting with Ruth Jones and crying, but that was done in blocks, we’d film it, go off and then come again.
“But the Late Late show has been a pretty consistent, it’s been 8 years, tomorrow will be 1,200th show – crazy!”
The actor then shared the reason why he decided to wrap up the show that has been a huge part of his life.
“I feel good about it, I just know in my core its right thing to do for so many personal and professional reasons,” he said.
“We’re really gonna try and go out with a bang, the last few shows we’ve done has been brilliant, the atmosphere in the studio is great, we’ve got some really big guests come down and do stuff, tomorrow’s show is gonna be great!
“I wanna cherish it and not spend the whole day crying, I wanna feel the pride and gratitude for it all.”
He also reflected on the amazing success of the show, saying: “It’s been extraordinary the response to the show; online, internationally. I wasn’t always certain it was gonna work.
“I don’t look like I should host an American late night talk show, I’m from High Wycombe! It’s a road less travelled. It’s been a glorious ride.”
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