Letterman, 66, signed a two-year contract in 2013 and is preparing to depart from the show in 2015.
Upon his retirement he will have hosted the show for 22 years. He was previously the host of NBC’s “Late Night” but was not hired to replace Johnny Carson.
“I have no one to blame but myself,” he said about the affair.
“I hurt a lot of people. I have nobody to blame but myself. I’m not looking to blame anybody. I’m looking to find out why I behaved the way I behaved.”
The competition to replace Letterman will be fierce, and while Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have started their new late night talk shows, comedienne Chelsea Handler is ending her relationship with E! and as her rep says, has had “at least seven offers.”
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