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Stephen Colbert to succeed Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

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It’s official!  Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has been picked to replace David Letterman when he leaves sometime next year.

Colbert signed a five year deal with CBS.

His hit fake news show “The Colbert Report” will end at the end of this year.

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Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host.(CBS)

Colbert is 49 and brings a huge social media following, the way Jimmy Fallon did when he took over the “Tonight Show.”

Letterman has about 300,00 Twitter followers while Colbert has more than 6-million!