Clive James' TV review in this Saturday's edition of the Daily Telegraph will be his last but he will continue to contribute "major essays and extended pieces" for the paper, the Telegraph has said.
The writer and TV presenter, who has suffered ill health in recent years, including leukaemia, kidney failure and lung cancer, was said to have stepped down from his weekly TV column after three years "by mutual consent".
A spokesman for the Telegraph said: "Clive James is one of the best and most respected writers in British journalism, and we are proud to feature his work in the Telegraph.
"After this Saturday, he will no longer write a weekly television column in the Telegraph. He would like to focus more of his time and energy on completing two books.
"However, it is our intention that Clive will contribute major essays and other extended pieces for the newspaper in the future, specifically on the publication of his forthcoming books."
James, 74, began writing in the Telegraph's review supplement on Saturday in 2011.
His TV column comes to an end four months after the departure of the man who hired him, former Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher.
Gallagher left the paper in January following the appointment of former PBS head of digital Jason Seiken as Telegraph Media Group chief content officer and editor-in-chief.
James said in an interview two years ago, talking about his illness, that he was "getting near the end" of his life.
The Australian star made his name as a TV critic on the Observer, which he joined in 1972 and remained at for the next 10 years. Selections from his column were later collected in three books.
James said he joined the Telegraph after "flattering attempts by various newspapers and magazines to get me to resume it".
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