James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 September 2014
James Corden is moving to America to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of 'The Late Late Show'
James Corden has been confirmed as the new host of 'The Late Late Show'.
The 'Gavin and Stacey' star is believed to have signed a $5 million-a-year contract to replace Craig Ferguson on the late night US talk show at the beginning of 2015.
The 36-year-old comedian will replace the 52-year-old star following his 10-year stint on the popular CBS programme and described it has an "honour" to be taking over the show.
He said: "I can't describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson.
"To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America's number one 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, his wife Julia and their three-year-old son Max, are already preparing to set up camp across the pond and have started viewing potential homes ahead of the move next year.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It is a superb show to land for James and if successful it will see him become a star in Hollywood.
"TV bosses believe he has all the right assets to take America by storm.
"Already he and his wife Julia are preparing to move over to the States and have seen several properties."