CBS has officially announced that when Craig Ferguson signs off from “The Late Late Show” in December, James Corden will be taking his place in 2015.
Corden, 36, is a Tony-winning Broadway performer who hosts the U.K. sports-themed comedy game show “A League of Their Own” for Sky 1 and also produces and writes the BBC comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans.” Corden also starred opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in “Begin Again” this summer and will appear in “Into the Woods” alongside Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp later this year.
“I can’t describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking
over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson,” says 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.”
“James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” says CBS Entertainment chair Nina Tassler. “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 U.K. 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.”