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It's Official: James Corden to Host 'Late Late Show' After Craig Ferguson Departs

James Corden is coming to America. The 36-year-old British comedian has officially been tapped by CBS to host The Late Late Show after Craig Ferguson steps down.

"I can't describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson," Corden said in a statement. "To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America's No. 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."

While Corden isn't well known to American audiences, he's made quite the name for himself in England. Corden already has a BAFTA award and a Tony Award on his résumé.

"James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent," CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement of her own. "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."

According to The New York Times, Corden's time as host of The Late Late Show will begin sometime in early 2015, while David Letterman is still host of Late Show. The Times also notes that CBS has yet to decide if The Late Late Show will remain in Los Angeles.
It's Official: James Corden to Host 'Late Late Show' After Craig Ferguson Departs Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 9/08/2014 Rating: 5

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