Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate
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He won't take the Democratic debate stage in Des Moines next week ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, but Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire Chicago mayor weighing possible Bloomberg endorsement Judge Judy's verdict: Ignoring Bloomberg's record to endorse others made no sense MORE will be making a nationwide TV appearance the same night — on Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertInvesting in our people to get the most out of our city Yang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' MORE's show.

The former New York mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate will be a guest on a live version of CBS’s "Late Show" next Tuesday, Colbert announced on his Monday show.

"It's the last debate before the vote in Iowa, and obviously we can't have any [2020 Democrats] on because they're going to be there debating," Colbert told the audience. "That would be very awkward for any of them."


"But there's one candidate that people are talking about right now that's not going to be at the debate because he's not campaigning in Iowa," Colbert continued. "Mayor Michael Bloomberg's going to be here next Tuesday night."

While Colbert's late-night program is typically taped hours before it airs, the show featuring Bloomberg will be live. 

Bloomberg entered the presidential race in November. The 77-year-old self-funded candidate has said he's not competing in the four early primary and caucus states, opting instead to invest in the “Super Tuesday” states that hold their primaries in March.