James Corden tests positive for Covid-19, cancels new 'Late Late Show' episodes


TV host James Corden (R) and wife Julia Carey at the 10th annual LACMA Art Film gala in Los Angeles, California on November 2021. The Late Late Show host has tested positive for Covid-19. – AFP

The Late Late Show host James Corden has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the third late night host this week to announce that they had recently contracted the virus.

Corden announced the news via Instagram on Thursday afternoon, writing: "I just tested positive for Covid 19. I'm fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate enough to say I feel completely fine. The show will be off the air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone. All my love, James x."

Repeats of The Late Late Show will air this week and next week as Corden recovers, with new episodes planning to return on January 18, according to a source close to the show.

Seth Meyers announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, with NBC canceling this week's planned episodes of Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Meanwhile, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon revealed on Monday that he had contracted Covid-19 during the show's holiday break, but has since recovered. During Fallon's show on Monday, he addressed his experience with Covid-19 and encouraged others to get vaccinated.

"I was vaccinated and boostered which made me lucky enough to only have mild symptoms," Fallon wrote in an Instagram post. "Thank you to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed. Thank you to NBC for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job." – Reuters

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