James Cordon for CBS’ Late Late Show?

By April Lara | 3 years ago
James Cordon for CBS’ Late Late Show?
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CBS network is still looking for a new host for the “Late Late Show,” but it seems like their eyes are set on English actor James Corden. Want to learn more about it? Read further for the details.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that Corden might just be the newest host on the “Late Late Show” on CBS. He is set to replace Craig Ferguson for the role.

The 35-year-old actor became popular during his role on the British TV series “Gavin and Stacey.” He was part of the cast of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” for which he won a Tony Award for his role in 2012.

He recently appeared on “Begin Again” starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. Although he might not be famous in the U.S., he is a well-known personality in both the social media networks and in U.K. These are enough for CBS to have an edge against NBC’s “Tonight Show” and “Late Night.”

Ferguson, on the other hand, announced in an episode of “Late Late Show” that he is leaving the show last April 28, 2014 in December when his contract expires. He has been the show’s host for 10 years.

“I’ll be stepping down at the end of this year, in December. Then I’ll go and do something else, probably, I’m thinking carpentry, but I haven’t made my mind up yet. I don’t know what I’m going to do yet, but I feel doing this show for 10 years, that’s enough,” said Cordon in  The Hollywood Reporter article.

The “Late Late Show” airs at 12:35 a.m. on CBS.

What are your thoughts on James Cordon’s possible hosting gig? Do you think Cordon is the perfect man for the job? How do you feel about Ferguson’s exit this December? Let us know what you think by posting your comments below!

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About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.