Report: British Actor James Corden Will Replace Craig Ferguson as Host of The Late Late Show

British actor James Corden is set to take over for Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show, on CBS, according to The Wrap.

In April, Ferguson announced that he was stepping down as host after 10 years, and will end his run in December when his contract with CBS expires.

Corden is best known for his award-winning role in Gavin & Stacey, which he co-wrote and co-created. He currently stars in the action-comedy The Wrong Mans and will next appear in the upcoming theatrical adaptation of Into the Woods as the Baker. In 2012, he won a Tony Award for his starring role in One Man, Two Guvnors; prior to that, he briefly guest-starred on Doctor Who. And while Corden has never hosted a late-night program before, he does have hosting experience from his tenure on Sky1's sports-based comedy panel series A League of Their Own.

CBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 


What do you think of Corden as a replacement for CraigyFerg? 


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The dude has some rather big shoes to fill.
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End of an era with Ferguson leaving his late night show. Now late night shows have lost all its meaning. Don't care about this new one.
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Really? Why? He is a bit grating and does not interview people well. Which is odd and a start contrast because Ferguson is one of the best interviewers I have ever seen. Especially with women.
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I'm all for it. I've like him on Doctor Who and he seems OK. Plus, I've got a thing for cute, plump guys :D
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I'm unfamiliar with him, but I'm disappointed just because I was hoping for a string of guest hosts at first, like when Kilborn stepped down.
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a friend told me they read Colbert was taking the spot but I'd miss the Report.
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Colbert is taking Letterman's show, Corden will follow Colbert in the late-late spot.
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oh yeah! thanks for that.
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So that's it for his acting career? Bit of a shame because I liked the couple of things I've seen him in.
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Craig's been in movies while hosting...
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Mixed feelings on James Corden; whilst his "style" on A League of Their Own grates on me as being a bit overblown and loud, it may go down well in America. I do like him as a screenwriter and actor and think his Comic Relief sketch of 2011 (done as one of his characters) is a classic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdg7Tgv5lo0
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thank you for that clip! it had me laughing at references I didn't even get haha

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Should have chosen Alan Carr, right? He would be superb for the American audience.

Just kidding. But seriously, I would like to see Richard Ayoade as a talk show host. He would be hilarious with his sarcastic, dead-pan humour and absurd jokes. Not your typical talk show host.
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America will love him. He is great at everything he turns his hand to
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Yeah, right. After handing over $5M to Ferguson for not hiring him, this fat white boy came cheap.
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Brilliant! You can have him. I think he is the most annoying and fake presenter. So long and good riddence!
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Please keep him for a few years.
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Whatever people may think of the guy, you can't deny he co created one of the best British comedies and dramas in decades. Gavin and Stacey is genius.
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Oh yeah, Gavin and Stacey looks genius (not). Actually, it looks like shyte. Fat girl = bad, fat guy = sexy enough to go out with hot girl (not).

Yeah, I'm sure he'll be brilliant (not), that's why so many Brits on the Guardian website are happy to get rid of him.


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Almost forgot, see for yourself what shyte G&S is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AZxRBMECQU
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Can I buff your shoes, sir? Maybe even run you a hot bath after your long arduous day? Your fingers look as though they could do with a manicure, let me take care of that for you, boss.

And if you think that show is about fat people dating, it either flew over your head like a jetliner or you never watch it.
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Don't know the guy. Might work, might not. I personally was hoping for the likes of Eddie Izzard to take over the show. Ah well.
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I've enjoyed his cameos and acting, seems like a funny guy. I will certainly give him a shot. But I will probably give Seth Myers a shot once Craigy Fergs is done too.
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I'm perfectly fine with this guy

It's good they went with a guy I only sorta know than a guy that everybody already knows.

The night when Craig did his 1st show, I said, "Oh! it's that dude from the Drew Carey Show...Wha? He's actually Scottish & not British?..Whatever, That's alright. I can deal."

Then, his very first guest impressed me...I don't remember the guys name, but what stuck with me after all these years is that while all the other late night hosts were scheduling the Hollywood usual suspects, Craig scheduled some small-time author.

Some of it was probably just a short stack to choose from, but the way I saw it at the time, alot of it was more that Craig was shooting for a smarter audience...I'm glad CBS went under the radar again like they did with Craig, This new guys first guest will set the tone for the rest of his initial run & I'm willing to bet it'll be enough 'out of the box' to be interesting,
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&Corden; is best known for his award-winning role in Gavin & Stacey


In other words, none of us Americans has a clue who he is. :-)


On a related thought, don't we have enough comedians in the entire United States of America plus the 51st State of Canada that they could have chosen someone native and familiar? I can think of a great many comedians who would no doubt do great as a talk show host. What was the thinking here: "Ferguson has an accent - that must be the key to his success! We need to replace him with someone else with an accent - maybe the public won't notice the switch!"
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I know who he is and he makes me laugh, so I am willing to try it out. I don't think it could be better than Craig but like I said, Corden's funny.
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The Americans who caught his Tony-winning stint on Broadway know who he is. The Americans who watch Doctor Who or The Wrong Mans know who he is.

Just because you aren't familiar with him, don't speak for the rest of us.
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& The Americans who caught his Tony-winning stint on Broadway

Sure., but how many of the 300 million population do you imagine made it to one city to see this performance?

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A lot of people want to see an accomplished female comedian become a late night host, such as Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, or Whitney Cummings. Personally, I'd like to see Aisha Tyler, Megan Mullally, or Angela Kinsey.
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If you could stand Angela Kinsey for more than 30 minutes straight, you must be some kind of superhuman. But back to the point: yeah, a female host would have been great. Kathy Griffin, absolutely. Although I guess that "30 minute rule" stated above applies to her as well...
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There would be nothing worse than seeing Sarah Silverman censored by network television.
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Now Megan Mullally I would watch - but the others all get on my nerves quickly.
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He guest-starred twice on Doctor Who, and while I liked him there, I didn't care for Gavin & Stacey at all. I love Craig Ferguson but I doubt I'll give Corden a chance, Ferguson came into it with a skewed and exciting comedic style that really turned into a powerhouse, I just don't see that in James Corden, he seems like someone who would play it safer.
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I didn't really like GnS either but I loved the wrong mans. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet.
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Arh, I was hoping John Oliver.
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ok
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Well at least they picked somebody relatively new to the hosting game. When everyone was quitting their jobs earlier in the year or last year or whenever it was they were all just playing musical chairs and taking over each other's job, it was fucking stupid.
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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hmmm (poker face)
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Say it isn't so. He's one grating fuck. His standard for interviewing is laughing overly loud and sucking up to guests to the nth degree. He'll end up being hated quicker and turned off from than that cunt Piers Morgan.
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I gave your comment a like. Not for anything you said about Corden but for calling Piers Morgan a cunt.
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I'll take that.
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LOL!
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James Cordon? Really? Good luck with any guests getting a word in.The guy's a gobshite, a self-made man in love with his own creator etc
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Craig Ownes "The Lodger" from Doctor Who! Stormageddon! heheh. A great choice to follow in the footsteps of Craig Ferguson - glad they picked another UK person. Actual good call CBS!
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James Corden is multi-talented and likable, but I was hoping for somebody who is known as a comedian, not a comedy actor.
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Very loose use of the word "talented"
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i feel like Craig leaving the show because he didn't get to host Late Show after David

now its a FNG , that probably no one will like , but eventually will get popular

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Craig had planed to leave the show regardless of Dave retiring and seriously never wanted to take over for Dave. Look it up.
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Noooooo!!! This job belongs to Norm Macdonald.
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Wow, that's wishful thinking. Norm MacDonald is great but has burned every bridge imaginable.
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Norm's the right guy for the job. He'd make late night talk shows more unconventional than ever!
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Ha ha! I would have loved to have seen Norm take that slot too!
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Never heard of him. Since we are now having a pattern of British actors doing American versions of their British shows, I am surprised CBS didn't get Graham Norton to do a show here. What exactly is CBS thinking here? I honestly wish CBS would forget a talk show and do something different or let the affiliates program with syndicated stuff perhaps.
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An American version of the Graham Norton Show, even with Graham Norton, would be awful. So glad that's not a real thing that's happening!
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That's what I was thinking - "Hey Norton, come to America and do talk show!. We'll call it the Graham Norton Show, but you have to have an American accent."

Honestly, I do wish someone would do something different like he does such as having all the guests at once like folks do when they, ya know, have guests over.
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We've already had an american version called The Graham Norton Effect which aired on Comedy Central back in 2004 :)


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Never saw it. I think I may have heard of it , but not knowing what it was exactly.
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Nooooooo!!! This job is Norm Macdonalds.
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Good lord, I'm so glad Norm MacDonald didn't get the job. I know he has fans, and I can appreciate him, I suppose, in small, niche doses, but I couldn't stand him hosting a talk show.

I'm not sure how Corden will do. He's been phenomenal in some things and underwhelming in others, but I like his energy and personality on A League of Their Own, so I'm willing to give him a go.
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You have the greatest Avatar I have ever seen on this site. There are no television characters better than Fred G. Sanford. R.I.P. Redd Fox. Miss that smile.


Also, this would have been the best spot for Norm to make his come back. When is the last time McDonald (hilariously) openly campaigned for a show? Bummer they took an easy way out with an unknown commodity.
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Oh good, hopefully that'll stop him being stuck on every show this side of the pond! Can't stand him!
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interesting. I like him enough, but I figured they'd get somebody better known in America.
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To be fair, Craig Ferguson isn't even that known to many Americans, so it's not like it'll be a huge change for the most part.
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