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“James! It’s such a privilege to be here, and I’m sorry about the news,” Cruise said with a smile. “I’m sorry you got fired.”
Tom Cruise skydives with James Corden at Skydive Perris on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden in 2018. Cruise joined Corden once again on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and cracked a joked regarding his departure. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
Last Thursday, Corden made the announcement during his show that he was signed on to one more season with CBS before leaving the show. He has been the show’s host since March 2015.
“But I just wanted you to know that I’m here for you,” Cruise went on. “I’m here for you tonight, and for whatever you need… I would not have fired you.”
“Well, I would love it if you could lend me some money,” Corden replied.
“I told you, anything, James, anything,” Cruise said.
“The Late Late Show” was previously hosted by Craig Ferguson before Corden’s takeover. The network has not announced who will be his replacement going forward.
Tom Cruise with James Corden in London during “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in June 2017. (Photo by Craig Sugden/CBS via Getty Images)
At the end of 2020, Corden admitted that when his contract with CBS is up, he will be considering his options and possibly moving back to England.
“I have a couple of years to go on this contract. Ending the show will always be a bigger family decision than a professional one,” the Emmy winner told The Sun at the time.
“It will be about people at home who we miss very, very much, who we are homesick for. 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,” he explained.
James Corden announced his exit from “The Late Late Show” last Thursday. (Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
Corden and his wife, Julia, have three kids: son Max, 11, and daughters Carey, 7, and Charlotte, 4.
Since the talk show host announced his exit, he has not clarified if he will be staying in the states or moving back to the U.K.