James Corden's 6m ITV deal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 June 2010
James Corden

James Corden

'Gavin and Stacey' funnyman James Corden is set to move to ITV in a new £6 million, three-year deal which will see him host his own primetime chat show and comedy series

James Corden is set to move to ITV in a £6 million three-year deal.

The 'Gavin and Stacey' funnyman - who fronted 'James Corden's World Cup Live' show on the network during the tournament in South Africa this summer has reportedly been approached about moving to the network on a more permanent basis, where he will be given his own primetime chat show and comedy series.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "James' football show was a roaring success. ITV are desperate to get him on an exclusive deal."

However, the 32-year-old star is apparently demanding a new wage higher than TV host Adrian Chiles was given recently, when he signed a four-year deal with the network for £6 million.

The source added: "James is a canny businessman and will only accept if it's worth more than Adrian Chiles' £6 million over four years."

If he accepts the offer, James will apparently be the third biggest earner on the network, behind music mogul Simon Cowell - who earns £10 million - and 'X Factor' presenters Ant and Dec, who are on £5 million.

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