James Corden Reportedly to Take Over as ‘The Late Late Show’ Host
British actor James Corden is reportedly set take over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson.
In April, the Scottish comedian announced his plans to step down from the program by the end of the year after nine years at the helm of the off-beat chat show.
Now Corden, who is set to hit the big screen as The Baker in the highly-anticipated Into the Woods movie musical, is preparing to step into Ferguson’s shoes, according to TheWrap.com.
Representatives for Corden, The Late Late Show network CBS and production company Worldwide Pants have yet to comment on the rumor.
News of Ferguson’s exit emerged just weeks after TV legend David Letterman revealed he is planning to retire from The Late Show, which airs directly before The Late Late Show. Officials at Letterman’s production firm, Worldwide Pants, helm Ferguson’s program.
Comedian Stephen Colbert has been handed the task of presenting The Late Show once Letterman bows out next year.
Corden’s most recent credit is in Begin Again, which is currently in theaters. He is probably best known as Craig Owens, the Eleventh Doctor’s “flatmate” in Doctor Who whose baby Alfie prefers the name Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All (according to the Doctor, anyway). He also created the BBC series The Wrong Mans, which he also starred in.