Listen Live

LOS ANGELES – The “Carpool Karaoke” king announced his swan song on Thursday.

>> Read more trending news

Late show television host James Corden announced that he would leave the “The Late Late Show” next spring, The New York Times reported. The British actor-comedian made the announcement during a taping of his talk show in Los Angeles, a CBS spokesperson told the newspaper.

Deadline was the first outlet to report that Corden, 43, would be leaving the 12:30 a.m. show he has hosted since 2015.

“It’s been it’s a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show. I’m thrilled to be extending (for a year),” Corden told Deadline. “I always thought I’d do it for five years and then leave and then I stayed on. I’ve really been thinking about it for a long time, thinking whether there might be one more adventure.”

Corden’s contract was expiring in August, but he signed an extension through the spring of 2023, the Times reported.

Corden’s signature sketches involve his guests singing along to the radio while he drives them around in a vehicle, the Los Angeles Times reported. The guests also performed musicals with guests at stoplights, according to the newspaper.

His “Carpool Karaoke” sketches have included Paul McCartney, Adele, One Direction and Michelle Obama, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Seven years ago, James Corden came to the U.S. and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated in a big way with viewers on-air and online,” George Cheeks, president and chief executive of CBS, said in a statement. “In my two years at CBS, I’ve had the privilege to see James’ creative genius up close and experience his valuable partnership with CBS, both as a performer and a producer. We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud he made CBS his American home and that this partnership will extend one more season on ‘The Late Late Show.’”