Obama reacts to David Letterman's retirement

Friday April 4, 2014

Veteran US talk-show host David Letterman has announced that he will retire in 2015.

Over the years David has become one of the biggest names on US television after hosting his CBS talk show for 21 years, following 11 years on NBC’s Late Night programme.

On Thursday evening the 66-year-old, famous for grilling celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Madonna and Joaquin Phoenix, announced that he will step down when his contract ends next year.

"I phoned him (CBS chairman Leslie Moonves) just before the programme, and I said, 'Leslie, it's been great, you've been great, and the network has been great, but I'm retiring.'"

Following David’s announcement several celebrities took to twitter to praise the TV host. Fellow TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel said: "David Letterman is the best there is and ever was", comedian Ricky Gervais said: "Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon." 

Even The President of the United States had something to say about the departure of the legendary talk show host. "There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed."

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