Minnie Driver on the CBS' THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON scheduled to air on August 5 , 2013 the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Craig Ferguson
is ready to pack his robot skeleton and go.

The late night host has announced that he will leave CBS’s “Late Late Show” in December, only a week after David Letterman put plans in motion to depart from “The Late Show.”

Yet, speaking with “Variety,” Ferguson says the two are not linked, and that he already was planning to leave the show.

“Ten years is a very long time in one job – for me,” he told “Variety. “I wanted to leave the show before I stopped enjoying it. That was my goal. I didn’t want it to be a chore.”

The comedian also revealed that he was not planning to do the show past the summer, but the network asked for more time to find a successor.

Ferguson also dispelled rumors that he was quitting because Stephen Colbert got the “Late Show” gig instead of him.

“It’s an inevitable thing when David announced his retirement, people are going to say ‘Oh he’s leaving because of that,’” he explained. “No matter what I say or what I do, they’re gonna say that. Well they can say what they like. It’s America. I understand.”

Who would you like to see take Craig’s place?

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