LOS ANGELES - Late-night talk show host James Corden signed off for the final time Friday night, bidding farewell to his American audience with a heartfelt message.
"America, thank you for letting me into your homes every night," Corden said, struggling to contain his emotions. "It has been an honor and a privilege to entertain you these past eight years."
However, the sentiment wasn't shared by everyone.
"Finally, that guy's leaving," said Lenny, a resident of Los Angeles. "No more annoying carpool karaoke and fake British accents. Good riddance."
Corden's departure has been met with a sigh of relief across the country, with many expressing their distaste for his antics both on and off the screen.
"I hate that guy," said Karen from Chicago, rolling her eyes. "He's just so smug and annoying. I can't even stand the sound of his voice."
Despite his unpopularity in the States, rumors have been circulating that Corden may be considering a return to his home country - a prospect that doesn't sit well with many in the UK.
"Oh God, please no," said Nigel from London. "We don't want him back. He's embarrassing enough on a global scale, we don't need him here too."
Even members of Corden's own family have expressed their dismay at the thought of him returning to the UK.
"I love my brother, but he's better off staying in America," said Gavin Corden, James' older sibling. "At least over there he's tolerated. In the UK, he's just an embarrassment."
Corden's departure may have been bittersweet for him, but for many Americans, it was the best news they'd heard in a long time.
"I'm celebrating tonight," said Emma from New York. "It's like a weight has been lifted. Maybe now we can get some actual good talk show hosts again."
As for Corden, he remains optimistic about his future, despite the lack of enthusiasm from his detractors.
"There are still plenty of opportunities out there for me," Corden said, with a defiant grin. "Maybe I'll try my hand at acting or hosting a game show. Who knows? The world is my oyster."
But whether or not the world is ready for more James Corden remains to be seen.