Craig Ferguson leaves the Late Late Show after nearly 10 years

Craig Ferguson leaves the Late Late Show after nearly 10 years

Craig Ferguson ended his run on the Late Late Show after 2058 episodes just before Christmas, on Friday 19th December.

He had been host of the programme since he took over from Craig Kilborn in January 2005. Ferguson will move on to host a syndicated talk show next year.

Craig’s final guest on the Late Late Show was former Tonight Show host Jay Leno.

Other highlights from the finale include a star-studded musical number with Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Jack Black, Kristen Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Carell, Don Cheadle, Kristin Chenoweth, Marion Cotillard, Tenacious D, Jeff Daniels, Ted Danson, Kat Dennings, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Carl Edwards, Cedric the Entertainer, Jon Hamm, Sean Hayes, Samuel L. Jackson, Rashida Jones, Toby Keith, Jimmy Kimmel, Mila Kunis, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, Justin Long, James Marsden, Matthew McConaughey, Mary McCormack, Joel McHale, Tim Meadows, Metallica, Kunal Nayyar, Geoff Peterson, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, William Shatner, Michael Sheen, Quentin Tarantino, Josh Robert Thompson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Henry Winkler, Shailene Woodley, Weird Al Yankovic, Larry King, Angela Kinsey, Betty White, Thomas Lennon, Secretariat and Ferguson’s bunny and alligator puppets.

The identity of man-horse Secretariat was also revealed.

British actor and comedian James Corden will take over the show on the 23rd March 2015 following a series of guest hosts filling in from January until his debut. James made a couple of brief appearances on the show earlier this month before Craig bowed out.

Watch the final show in full:

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