Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
TV Scoop - Category Header 920x60

News/ 

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on The Late Show: Celebs React on Twitter

Stephen Colbert, David Letterman

It's official: Stephen Colbert is stepping into David Letterman's late night shoes.

The Colbert Report comedian will replace TV's longest running late-night talk-show host on The Late Show, CBS announced today.

"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 follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Letterman made his retirement announcement in early April, adding that he will retire sometime in 2015.

So of course a number of celebs have taken to Twitter today to congratulate the new king of late night. Here's what the stars are saying:

NEWS: Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on The Late Show

Jimmy Fallon "I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also congratulate him on his new name: Jimmy Colbert."

Jimmy Kimmel "Congratulations to @StephenAtHome #StephenColbert- a finer or funnier man I do not know."

Katie Couric "Congrats @StephenAtHome for replacing Dave! Now can I do your prostate exam? (Hopefully if u r reading this u saw that show!)"

Seth Meyers "Congratulations to @StephenAtHome! Could not have happened to a nicer guy"

MORE: David Letterman announces retirement from Late Show

Ryan Seacrest "Can't wait to get to know the real Stephen Colbert. Congrats @StephenAtHome." 

Judd Apatow "Congrats @StephenAtHome! The world rejoices!"

Mindy Kaling "Congratuations to @StephenAtHome, a classy and hilarious person, who is constantly trending on twitter like he is @justinbieber"

Craig Ferguson "Congratulations to the hugely talented and fragrant and lovely @StephenAtHome on the new gig. Welcome to the CBS funhouse."

Chrissy Teigen "John and I truly think Stephen Colbert is one of the greatest entertainers on this planet. So happy and excited for this man!!"

NEWS: David Letterman "flattered" CBS picked Stephen Colbert as his Late Show replacement

Andy Cohen "Mazel @StephenAtHome!!!

Joel McHale ".@StephenAtHome, holy s--t congratulations."

Olivia Munn "Stephen Colbert is taking over for @Letterman ?! Thats just the best news ever."

Neil Patrick Harris "I'm thrilled for @StephenAtHome replacing Dave. He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan. Colbert is rad."

PHOTOS: Late-night show hosts

RELATED VIDEOS:

FROM AROUND THE WEB
MORE ON EONLINE

"Saved by the Bell" Trailer Gets Physical!