In a bit of shocking news that should devastate the late night crowd, this afternoon Craig Ferguson announced his plans to step down as the host of The Late Late Show in December. The announcement was made during the taping of tonight’s episode, according to a press release from CBS

“During his 10 years as host, Craig has elevated CBS to new creative and competitive heights at 12:30,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “He infused the broadcast with tremendous energy, unique comedy, insightful interviews and some of the most heartfelt monologues seen on television.”

Ferguson himself added, “CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’ but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much.”

This news comes just weeks after David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show, where he will be replaced by Stephen Colbert. It was also just recently that Jay Leno retired as the host of The Tonight Show. With all of these changes happening so fast, the future of late night talk is still up in the air. As of right now, no successor for Ferguson has been announced.

[via CBS]