David Beckham and Josh Gad lead celebrity reactions as James Corden quits The Late Late Show

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Celebrities have reacted to the news that James Corden is quitting The Late Late Show (AFP via Getty Images)
Celebrities have reacted to the news that James Corden is quitting The Late Late Show (AFP via Getty Images)

The showbiz world is reacting to the news that James Corden has quit his role as host of The Late Late Show six years after taking the helm of the US chat show.

Actor Josh Gad and football legend David Beckham were among the celebrities flocking to the comments section on a post by the show’s official Instagram account.

“Thank you for your brilliance. Very sad to see you go my friend,” Frozen star Gad wrote, among the sea of comments.

“Love u mate,” echoed Beckham, followed by a red heart emoji,

Tennis champ Venus Williams saw it as a chance to celebrate the Gavin and Stacey star.

“Congrats on all the amazing years on the late show,” she penned, followed by four star emojis.

Agreeing, actor Sean Maguire said: “Congrats on an amazing run mate and to all who work on the show.

“Josie! You all did & will continue to do something truly memorable and fun! Hope you all have a cracking last year @JKCorden.”

James Corden confirmed his impending departure during Thursday night’s episode of his US chat show (Getty Images)
James Corden confirmed his impending departure during Thursday night’s episode of his US chat show (Getty Images)

The 43-year-old’s contract was due to end in August but he will stay until next spring having extended his agreement with CBS.

He confirmed his impending departure personally during Thursday night’s episode.

Tearful the British personality said the programme had "changed my life" and promised there would be "lots of tears" when his tenure came to an end.

One of the most popular segments Corden introduced was Carpool Karaoke.

A number of stars have taken part in it over the years including Adele, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj.

Fans are now calling for him to reunite the members of One Direction for his final run of shows.

Members of the chart-topping boyband Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan appeared in Carpool Karaoke back in 2015.

The That’s What Makes You Beautiful hit-makers went on hiatus that same year, with no sign of them reforming since.

“James, you have 12 months to reunite One Direction,” demanded one fan.

Others said: “This would be the perfect time to end the show by bringing in the 1D boys!”

“You got the @jonasbrothers back together for carpool karaoke, now it’s your time to do @onedirection!! Love watching all your videos! Congratulations on the run!”

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