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Craig Ferguson Congratulates ‘Lovely’ Stephen Colbert on ‘Late Show’ Gig

Craig Ferguson dispenses with the elephant in the room at the start of tonight’s edition of “The Late Late Show” by acknowledging Stephen Colbert’s new gig as “Late Show” host. He addresses the matter head on at the start of his cold open.

“First of all, before we begin tonight, may I congratulate the lovely Stephen Colbert on getting ‘The Late Show.’ Isn’t that lovely? Congratulations Stephen! A fine addition to the CBS cavalcade of stars,” Ferguson says, according to a transcript from CBS.

With Colbert set as David Letterman’s successor, the focus of latenight watchers turns to Ferguson’s next move. It’s not immediately clear if he hopes to stay in the 12:35 a.m. slot now that “Late Show” is set to pass to Colbert. Reps for Ferguson declined comment Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Ferguson shared a similar sentiment on Twitter:

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