LettermanColbertDavid Letterman has released a statement reacting to today’s news that Stephen Colbert will take over Late Show when Letterman retires sometime in 2015. Colbert equally praised Letterman in today’s announcement saying, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” Here’s Letterman’s reaction.

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“Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.”

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