Talk show host James Corden is feeling homesick, so he's considering leaving the U.S. to go back home to England once his Late, Late Show contract expires in 2023.
"Ending the show will always be a bigger family decision than a professional one," Corden said. "It will be about people at home who we miss very, very much. I also feel like my wife and I have three young children, and they are three young grandchildren that we’ve taken away from people."
"This probably feels particularly magnified now during the pandemic, but I have an overwhelming feeling that our family has walked to the beat of my drum for a very long time," he added.
However, the news that he is considering going back to the U.K. isn’t much of a surprise as Corden talks about missing home often and said in 2018 that he does not see his family living in America forever.
"We’re a long way from home, my wife and I, and our children, and there are people at home that we miss deeply and we care about and they’re getting older," he said at the time.
While he has been based in the U.S. for sometime now, Corden has had the opportunity to work at home for several projects. He hosted A League Of Their Own until 2019 and cowrote and starred in the Gavin and Stacy Christmas Special, which is the show that British viewers know Corden from.
In 2012, Corden's play, One Man Two Guvnors, was transferred to Broadway after a successful West End run. The comedian took up the role from Craig Ferguson on The Late, Late Show in 2015, which made him a household name on both sides of the Atlantic, with popular segments such as "Carpool Karaoke," which solidified his fame.
While signing onto the show was a wise career move, Corden was actually hesitant to accept the job. "I asked my dad about it and he said, 'If you build a show where people can see all the different things you can do, provided you don't stick around too long, it could only enhance your career as an actor,'" he told The Binge Guide on Sunday, December 27.
"I work hard, and nothing will ground you like a heavy work schedule so I don’t get much time to stop and think about what I may or may not have achieved in my career," Corden said. "I’ve made more mistakes than I would care to ever admit but I do feel now in my life, I’ve got enough people around me to tell me when I might be veering towards being an arsehole."
After the success of The Late, Late Show, Corden then scored roles in big films such as Into The Woods, Cats and The Prom.
Corden and his wife, Julia, tied the knot in 2012 and have three children together — Max, Carey and Charlotte.