Letterman Reacts to Craig Ferguson's Announced Departure From Late Night

'To be unique in the world of television--virtually impossible'

David Letterman addresses Craig Ferguson exit: 'His show was unlike any other' (Entertainment Weekly)

Outgoing Late Show host David Letterman took a moment during his Tuesday night show to address Craig Ferguson’s announcement Monday that he would be stepping down as host of CBS’ The Late Late Show in December when his contract expires.

Letterman said:”Did you hear this last night? Craig Ferguson announced that he will be leaving his show,The Late Late Show, which comes on right after this show, at the end of the year, which is too bad. He’s been on that program, the star of the show, since 2005 and he’s going on to do other things, I guess a new show that is in the works for him. But his show was unlike any other late night show, and I’m telling you, to be unique in the world of television — virtually impossible. So congratulations to Craig on a great run and we all wish him well.”

Letterman was likely referring to Ferguson’s new gig as host of the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game this fall.

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