The Late Late Show with James Corden has canceled a number of upcoming shows, after host James Corden revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. The news was announced Thursday by Corden on social media, revealing that he was “fully vaccinated, boosted and because of it [is] lucky enough to say [he feels] absolutely fine. ”While the details of this COVID-related hiatus are unclear, Corden’s post indicated that the CBS show“ will be ceased for the next few days. ”with a replay already scheduled for tomorrow.
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– The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 6, 2022
The late showChanges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have made headlines in recent years, between Corden paying the salaries of crew members on leave, and the show unveiling new set design to promote social distancing during from the return of studio shooting in August 2020.
“We’re excited to be back in our new look at Television City Studio 56 and look forward to making new shows starting Monday,” said series executive producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe. “There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our team, so seeing our crew safely together again has been worth all the work and planning to get us to this point.”
The late show became the third late-night talk show to deal with a recent positive case of COVID-19, with both Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late night with Seth Meyers having their respective titular hosts tested positive. Both Tonight’s show and Late at night are registered in New York, while The late show is registered in California. As Fallon revealed on Instagram earlier this week, he had tested positive for the virus on the first day of Tonight’s showvacation vacation. Normal filming has since resumed on the show.
Meyers, meanwhile, confirmed his positive diagnosis via Twitter on Tuesday and confirmed that Late at night would cancel shows for the remainder of the week and return from a new location the following Monday.
The bad news is I tested positive for COVID (thank you 2022!) The good news is I feel great (thank you for the shots and the booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so log on next monday to see what a cool place we’ll try to pass off as a studio !!!
– Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rise, more celebrities and public figures have revealed positive diagnoses with the virus, including actor Hugh Jackman and wrestler Roman Reigns. Paramount + Star Trek: Picard also stopped filming on Thursday, following a massive outbreak of more than fifty production members testing positive.