James Corden admits it was ‘terrifying’ to leave The Late Late Show as he reveals why he moved home
In April he announced that he would be stepping down at the end of his eighth season and moving back to the UK with his family.
And on Friday, James Corden appeared on CBS’s The Morning Show where he is He admitted it was “terrifying” to leave the Late Late Show as he revealed he was going back to the UK because there were “people at home who are getting old”.
The talk show host, 44, explained how he feels “excited and scared” about his future as he steps back into the world of acting with a lead role in the new series Mammals, which he also produced.
Real talk: On Friday, James Corden, 44, appeared on CBS’s The Morning Show where he admitted it was ‘terrifying’ to leave The Late Late Show (pictured leaving the TV studios)
On how he feels about the future, he admitted: “I get excited and scared, which is probably the right place to be because you’re jumping into the unknown.”
“It’s a great job, it’s the best eight years of my life and it’s given me more than I could ever dream of,” he gushed from his late show.
“Our goal is to get out the way we came in. We’ve got some really big things planned. I’ll say it right now, I’m going to be such a mess on this last show, I just won’t be able to put it together.”
But the reason for leaving is because we are so far from home in Los Angeles, and there are people at home who are getting old that we want our kids to know and be around.
Mixed feelings: Talk show host explains how he feels ‘excited and scared’ about his future as he steps back into acting with a lead role in new series Mammal
horrifying! “Look, it’s terrifying, who would walk away from such a thing?” James asked as he discussed his reasons for leaving The Late Late Show
I think anyone with kids knows that feeling of wanting to put down roots somewhere where your family is going to be.
“Look, it’s terrifying, who would walk away from something like that? But at the same time, filming a show like Mammals made me think maybe there are other things I can do.”
James and his TV producer Julia Carey, 46, are preparing to leave Los Angeles to head home to the UK, with their children Max, 11, Carrie, eight, and Charlotte, four.
Family: “But the reason for leaving is because we’re so far from home in LA, and there are people at home who are getting old that we want our kids to know and be around.”
In October, James told The Times that he remembers his childhood fondly and didn’t want to miss those precious years with his kids, so he decided to end The Late Late Show.
He explained, “We had to cancel our summer vacation last year [because of work clashes] And when I told Max, he seemed so sad, and I had this sudden revelation about math.
We only have six summers with the kids, before they start wanting to go out with their mates, six if we’re lucky. I knew I could never do that again. That’s why I quit.
Filmed from Los Angeles, The Late Late Show premiered in 1995 with host Tom Snyder. Craig Kilburn and Craig Ferguson followed as host until James Corden came along in 2015.
James promised to “go out with a bang” when he informed fans of his decision to step down as host of The Late Late Show.
Revealing the news during an episode of US talk show in April, he said the show had “changed his life” and promised there would be “a lot of tears” when his term ends.
He said: ‘Seven and a half years ago I started hosting this show and there’s no other way to put it, it changed my life.
I’ve never seen it as my final destination, and I never want this show to outlive its welcome, I love making it and I really think a year from now that’s the time to move on and see what happens there. “
He added, “We’re all determined to make this year the best year we’ve ever had… We’re going to come out strong. The fact that you’re watching this… all over the world… is an absolute privilege to me and everyone doing this show.”
He left! James promised to ‘go out with a bang’ as he informed fans of his decision to step down as host of The Late Late Show in April
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