Friday 24 February 2017

James Cordon secures €4m deal for his US chat show

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

James Corden received his OBE at Buckingham Palace
James Corden received his OBE at Buckingham Palace
Gavin James performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Kodaline on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Popular comedian James Cordon is laughing all the way to the bank - with a €4 million deal to keep his show on air.

The British tv personality has landed a two year extension on his US chat show deal.

James Corden arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
James Corden arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

The 36-year-old proved himself to be a hit with audiences across the pond during his stint on The Late Late Show from March - present.

According to The Irish Daily Mirror, Corden has drawn in audiences of over a million, meaning that bosses at CBS were keen to keep him on air.

The new deal means that Corden will be a regular fixture until 2020.

Clips from the show have garnered some 200 million views on YouTube, showing how popular Corden is with a global audience.

James Corden and Julia Carey arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
James Corden and Julia Carey arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire

As a result, CBS is in talks with YouTube about potentially streaming whole episodes on the video hosting site.

Dad-of-two Corden originally found fame as Essex boy Smithy in Gavin and Stacey.

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