James Corden will be leaving his beloved program “The Late, Late Show” and fans are just devastated. The famous host was not seen on his show since Dec. 9 but fortunately, it was announced that he will only be skipping his hosting job temporarily which means he will be back after a couple of weeks. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the show’s executive producer, Ben Winston, relayed to the viewers of “The Late, Late Show” that the funny host will not be around starting this week. He shared that there will be guest stars who will fill in for Corden as hosts and the list was met with positive feedback from the public. 

“Although we will miss @JKCorden as he takes a couple of weeks off the show to be in the movies, we are delighted that @Harry_Styles, @melissamccarthy, @kenjeong, @aliciakeys, #jeffgoldblum and @chancetherapper will all be hosting the show in his absence,” Winston wrote on Twitter. “Guests hosts start next Monday!” 

At any rate, James Corden himself also explained why he had to temporarily leave his hosting job on “The Late, Late Show.” Appearing on last week’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he told the host that he is taking time some time off this holiday but it is not for the festivities but rather, he has other works to do. 

Corden said that he will be filming alongside Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Ryan Murphy and Awkwafina. They will be co-starring in the “Prom,” a musical comedy movie. 

"I'm in lots of scenes with Meryl Streep,” he stated when asked to say something about his new acting gig. “And It's the first time that I've ever done an American accent and that's filling me with some doubt."

Furthermore, he also has another upcoming musical fantasy film called “Cats” that will star Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson. This has been scheduled to be released to cinemas on Dec. 20. 

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys’ episode of “The Late, Late Show” already aired on Monday and she put her own spin on one of James Corden's segments. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer played the piano while she mentions the hottest musical recaps in the past months that include “Fleabag” hot priest (Andrew Scott) who “couldn’t get any hotter” and “Aunt Becky” (Lori Loughlin) paying off “a ton of schools.” 

She also talked about sports and the audience sang along with her. Needless to say, it was a successful hosting job for the "If I Ain't Got You" singer. 

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