James Corden inspires new ITV late-night chat show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 September 2016
James Corden

James Corden

James Corden has inspired ITV to produce a show like his hit US TV chat show 'The Late Late Show'

A new late-night chat show is set to hit ITV next year.

The broadcaster wants to emulate the success of James Corden's 'Late Late Show' in the US by mimicking its format and putting its own twist on it for its own hit series.

A spokesperson for ITV told The Times newspaper: "We are looking at an entertainment show for next year, more details will be confirmed in due course."

Despite ITV's exciting plans, bosses are yet to nab a well-known star to host the forthcoming project but have reportedly already decided that it'll run with a different celebrity every new episode, Broadcast magazine reports.

It's expected the new entertainment show will air on weekdays for a period of two months to begin with.

According to the publication, the programme will also run segments like James' popular 'Carpool Karaoke' and 'Drop The Mic', which are also published on YouTube.

ITV is reportedly so keen to get the show up and running that it's planning to move 'News at Ten' to a later slot to fit it in.

The director of ITV, Kevin Lygo - who took over from Peter Finchman in January - recently said of his plans: "If we say to viewers 'This is what we want to do, it's here for eight weeks, look at the trails', then the confidence of the channel behind these shows transmits to the viewers."

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the 'Jonathan Ross Show' was being axed following a plunge in ratings.

But bosses at the channel are adamant Jonathan's break from the small screen is merely temporarily while he travels the US and the show will be back in the autumn of 2017.

Mr. Lygo explained: "Jonathan Ross is very important to ITV and we look forward to the new series this autumn and the Christmas special and working with him again next year when the chat show returns in autumn 2017.

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