David Letterman left The Late Show behind in 2015, and he is now talking about his exit from the series in a new interview that will air on Dateline later tonight, and he made it clear that he has completely left the CBS late night series behind.
According to TV Line, he said the following about how he felt the day Stephen Colbert took over:
“An energy left me, and I felt like, ‘You know? That’s not my problem anymore.’ And I’ve kind of felt that way ever since. I devoted so much time to [the Late Show] — to the damage of other aspects of my life. Concentrated, fixated, focusing on that. It’s good now to not have that.”
Letterman also made another reveal. He feels that his show should have been given to a woman. He said the following:
“I’m happy for the guys … the men and the women, there should be more women. And I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman. That would have been fine. But I’m happy for their success.”
Check out footage from Letterman’s interview below. Do you miss David Letterman on late night television? Tell us what you think.