9:12 pm EST, December 2, 2019

‘Late Late Show’ taps Harry Styles, Alicia Keys, more as guest hosts

Alicia Keys, Harry Styles, Chance the Rapper, and more will be taking over The Late Late Show while host James Corden is away.

James Corden is taking a short break from his duties as host of The Late Late Show, but that doesn’t mean the hit late night series will be pausing in his absence.

In fact, the series has just revealed a slew of Hollywood A-listers who will be stepping in to sit behind the desk in Corden’s absence.

While Corden is away filming Netflix’s adaptation of The Prom from December 9 through December 18, the late night show will be hosted by Alicia Keys, Harry Styles, Melissa McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Chance the Rapper, and Jeff Goldblum.

News of the celebrity host lineup made its way onto the internet via Twitter on Monday (December 2) in a tweet via the show’s official account.

“It’s going to be a very fun December at #LateLateShow!” tweeted the account, along with a graphic announcing that the guest hosting stint would kick off on December 9 and last through December 18.

Meanwhile, Corden’s frequent collaborator and Late Late Show executive producer, Ben Winston, took to his own Twitter to express his excitement over the lineup of guest hosts.

“Although we will miss @JKCorden as he takes a couple of weeks off the show to be in the movies, we are delighted that @Harry_Styles, @melissaMcCarthy @kenjeong @aliciakeys #jeffgoldblum @chancetherapper will all be hosting the show in his absence. Guest hosts start next Monday!” tweeted Winston.

Later, in an official statement sent to Deadline, Winston and fellow executive producer Rob Crabbe said: “We are of course going to miss James during these two weeks of shows. But it’s a great consolation that we have some of the biggest stars in the world to step into his shoes. We are really looking forward to these exciting, entertaining and ambitious weeks of shows.”

First up to sit in the chair will be Keys, who will kick things off on Monday (December 9). The show has yet to announce when we can expect the other celebs to take their turn hosting.

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