James Corden Named As New ‘Late Late Show’ Host by CBS
If you're anything like me, you're thinking: "Who is James Corden?" Well, he's one of those people that you'll totally recognize when you see him.
Corden is a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that in television, theater, film and comedy. He will take over the hosting duties of "The Late Late Show" in 2015.
Corden is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a star of a United Kingdom television series, a feature film actor with two releases this year and an acclaimed host, writer and producer in several genres of television.
Corden is currently starring opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in "Begin Again," which is in theaters now; and will star opposite Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt in the highly anticipated feature film "Into the Woods," which hits theaters in December.
"James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent," said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. "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."
"I can't describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson," said Corden. "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."
Corden succeeds Ferguson, who has hosted the show for the past 10 years. Ferguson will sign off in December 2014.