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Watch David Letterman Wish Stephen Colbert Good Luck

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On David Letterman’s final episode of Late Show Wednesday night, the TV legend took the opportunity to wish good luck to his replacement. Letterman, who is retiring after a late-night career spanning three-and-a-half decades, will be handing the reins over to Stephen Colbert, the comedian, writer and former host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.

Letterman said he was “very excited” to see Colbert host the show, telling viewers: “I wish Stephen and his staff and crew nothing but the greatest success.”

Watch it below.

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