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James Corden seen for first time since quitting The Late Late Show after 7 years


James Corden has been spotted out in public for the first time following the news he will be leaving his hosting role on The Late Late Show to return to the UK.

The TV host and actor, 43, announced that he’ll be leaving his popular US chat show after seven years on Friday, revealing that he made the “really hard decision to leave” because he wanted to spend more time in Britain with his wife Julia and their three children.

The star was spotted on a petrol run following the announcement that he’d be leaving the show that became famous for its superstar guests and segments such as Carpool Karaoke.

James filled up his car in Santa Monica, LA following the news and appeared to be trying to keep a low profile, wearing a casual outfit of a dark hoodie and jeans, along with white trainers and sunglasses.



James was seen out and about following the news of his departure from his CBS late-night show next year
James was seen out and about following the news of his departure from his CBS late-night show next year



James Corden made a run to fill up his car following the news he'd be leaving The Late Late Show
James Corden made a run to fill up his car following the news he’d be leaving The Late Late Show

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It comes after the Gavin and Stacey star confirmed that he would be quitting his popular evening show so he could spend more time in the UK.

Speaking with US showbiz website Deadline, James said: “It’s been a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year].”

He continued: “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.”



James Corden currently lives in LA with his wife and kids
James Corden currently lives in LA with his wife and kids

James went on to say that his CBS bosses have been “incredibly supportive” and patient while he thought about his decision.

“There’s still some other things that I feel I want to do. I’d like to try and write,” the star added.

“There’s some [stories] I’d like to tell. I’d like to see if I’m capable of it. The fact that it’s terrifying is the reason to do it.”



James Corden has hosted the Late Late Show in the US for the last seven years
James Corden has hosted the Late Late Show in the US for the last seven years

The Sun reported that friends of James predict the superstar host will now split his time between US and UK projects.

Speaking fondly about his time on the show, James revealed: “I’ll miss the adrenaline of thinking: ‘Next week I’m going to jump out of a plane with Tom Cruise or in two weeks’ time, we’re going to drive around the White House in a car with Michelle Obama or sing Penny Lane with Paul McCartney driving down Penny Lane.

“All of my greatest ambitions for what it [the show] could be, it’s absolutely surpassed all of them.



LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 28: The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Wednesday, October 28, 2020, with guests Chelsea Handler and CL. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
James Corden began hosting The Late Late Show in 2015

“My intention is to try and go out in exactly the same way we came in, which is just going out with a with a bang.”

James has been married to TV producer wife Julia Corden (née Carey) since September 2012.

The couple share three children together: son Max, who’s 11, and two daughters, Carey, 7 and Charlotte, 4.

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