David Letterman's last Late Show - as it happened: Host leaves programme after 33 years

David Letterman was joined by his favourite band Foo Fighters

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After 33 years and over 6,028 programmes, David Letterman is presenting his final episode of the Late Show tonight.

Here is what has been said in the build up to his last show:

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Letterman announced his retirement last year, but has not yet revealed who he will interview.

Over the past few weeks he has slowly wrapped up his tenure by welcoming old friends onto the show, including Bill Murray – who was his first guest – Tom Hanks, and George Clooney. Stephen Colbert, who previously presented The Colbert Report, will take his place in September.