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stephen-colbert-header-mobile-on-the-goDavid Letterman hasn't left The Late Show yet but his replacement has been picked.

Many had been wondering who could take over after the infamous late-show figure when he recently announced his plans to retire in 2015. CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert will be the one to do so and The Colbert Report host was humbled. 

Stephen Colbert To Be Next Late Show Host

"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follow's Dave's lead." 

Rumors had been swirling of who the next host would be since Letterman announced his retirement plans. One such rumor was Ellen DeGeneres who while on her daytime talk show humorously showed what her late-night show could be like:

How do you think Colbert will do as the host of Late Night?

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