British Star James Corden May Replace Craig Ferguson On The 'Late Late Show'
CBS is reportedly looking to replace Craig Ferguson on the "Late Late Show" with James Corden, a 35-year-old English actor/TV personality, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Representatives for Corden, CBS and production company Worldwide Pants have not commented on the rumor.
Corden is not to widely known to American audiences. He has appeared in films such as "Begin Again," "One Chance" and "The History Boys" as well as the Hulu series "The Wrong Mans." He co-created the British sitcom "Gavin and Stacey" and won a Tony Award for best actor for the comedic play "One Man, Two Guvnors." He will appear in the upcoming Disney film "Into The Woods."
Overseas, the star has a huge following. He is wildy popular in the U.K. and has over 4.35 million Twitter followers. He is married and has a three-year-old son.
His other film credits include: "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People," "Lesbian Vampire Killers," "Planet 51," "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Three Musketeers."
Ferguson revealed in April he was leaving the "Late Late Show" in December after his contract ended.
He said at the time: "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."
Ferguson took over from Craig Kilborn in 2005. He plans on hosting "Celebrity Name Game" this fall and will produce other projects from his Green Mountain West production company.
Meanwhile, David Letterman will retire from CBS's "The Late Show" next year and will be replaced by Stephen Colbert.