James Corden confirmed as new Late Late Show host

James CordenCBS have confirmed James Corden will take over as host of the Late Late Show when Craig Ferguson steps down at the end of the year. This was rumoured back in August.

British actor, comedian and presenter James Corden will start hosting the late night programme in 2015.

He’s relatively unknown in the US but starred in Broadway show One Man Two Guvnors to rave reviews recently, and is currently appearing in film Begin Again with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, and will soon be in film Into The Woods with Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt.

In the UK he’s most known for his writing and acting in BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey, hit BBC comedy The Wrong Mans and as host of Sky1’s hugely-popular comedy sports quiz show A League Of Their Own. In addition to hosting A League Of Their Own he’s also had further experience with a live audience having hosted The BRIT Awards in recent years.

In the official CBS press release, chairman of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler said “James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent… he is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television. James is already a big star in the UK and he’s wowed American audiences on Broadway; we’re very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis”.

Speaking in the press release, James Corden said he “can’t describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson… to be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy”.

It’s not yet been confirmed where the new Late Late Show With James Corden will be recorded and the exact start date is to be announced nearer the time. Craig Ferguson steps down in December 2014.

Craig Ferguson gave his congratulations to Corden on Twitter:

James gave his own thanks on Twitter:

CBS – “CBS Announces James Corden as Host of The Late Late Show”
The Guardian – “James Corden confirmed as new host of CBS late-night talk show”

Craig Ferguson to host syndicated talk show

It’s being reported Craig Ferguson is close to reaching a deal to host a new syndicated talk show on US TV.

The new show would air at 7pm and would be distributed by Tribune Media Services.

Craig FergusonThe Washington Post reports it “will begin airing next fall” (2015) and that Late Late Show executive producer Michael Naidus will come to the new programme with him, along with robot skeleton puppet Geoff.

In addition to the new syndicated talk show, Craig Ferguson will also be hosting syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (which starts next month).

Ferguson will leave CBS’s Late Late Show programme, with British actor/comedian James Corden the favourite to take over the gig.

The Washington Post – “Craig Ferguson to host new early evening talk show”
NY Daily News – “Craig Ferguson nears deal to launch new syndicated talk show…”

Conan on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio

Conan O’Brien recorded an interview for BBC Radio 2 last week when he was in the UK to promote the launch of TruTV & his talk show ‘Conan’.

Conan spoke to Radio 2’s Steve Wright, and this aired on the station on Monday afternoon (4th August).

Click the image below to listen to Conan’s interview on BBC Radio 2:

Conan on BBC Radio 2

Conan also stopped by Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show on Absolute Radio whilst he was in the country – click here to listen to Conan’s interview on Absolute Radio.

James Corden “taking over” Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson

According to reports, British actor & comedian James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of CBS’s Late Late Show.

Showbiz news website The Wrap says this information comes from “an individual with knowledge of the situation” but report a “representative for Corden did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while CBS couldn’t confirm at this time”.James Corden

Craig Ferguson will leave the Late Late Show at the end of this year having hosted since 2005.

James Corden is relatively unknown in the US but did get extremely positive reviews for his recent Broadway run in One Man Two Guvnors and has starred in films such as Begin Again with Keira Knightley.

In the UK, Corden is best known for his work in BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey and for hosting the Brit Awards in recent years.

The Wrap – “Craig Ferguson to Be Replaced by James Corden”
BBC News – “James Corden set to host US late night chat show”