Tuesday 23 January 2018

James Corden to host Late Late Show

James Corden is tipped to host The Late Late Show in the US
James Corden is tipped to host The Late Late Show in the US

James Corden is reportedly set to take over as host of The Late Late Show in the US.

Craig Ferguson, who has hosted the US chat show since 2005, announced in April that he would be stepping down from his post by the end of the year.

The Wrap reported British actor and comedian James is being lined up to replace him.

The news is yet to be confirmed by either network CBS or representatives for James.

The 35-year-old Gavin And Stacey star is currently appearing alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again, and will appear as part of the stellar cast of the big screen adaptation of Broadway musical Into The Woods, which also stars Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

In the UK he has hosted long-running panel show A League Of Their Own and several awards shows including the Brit Awards.

James gained some prominence in the US when he won Best Leading Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards in 2012 for his starring role in hit Broadway show One Man Two Guvnors, which transferred from the West End.

Craig's decision to exit the series came after Late Show host David Letterman's announcement that he would be retiring.

Other stars linked to The Late Late Show post include Community star Joel McHale and Neil Patrick Harris.

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