The Wrap is reporting that a replacement has been found for departing CBS Late Late Show host, Craig Ferguson, who announced he’d be leaving the show shortly after Late Show host, David Letterman, announced his retirement.
James Corden is taking over for Craig Ferguson as host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
A representative for Corden did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while CBS couldn’t confirm at this time.
Corden stars in Disney’s “Into the Woods” and can currently be seen alongside Keira Knightley in “Begin Again.” He also played Paul Potts in the Weinstein Company’s “One Chance.” He’s represented by CAA.
Ferguson, who’s hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2005, announced that he would be departing the series in April, noting that he’d exit at “the end of this year.”
Corden is a bigger star in the UK than he is here in America, but that could change pretty fast if he strikes a chord with viewers. By the way, Begin Again, stars Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. I posted a trailer HERE.
Both Ferguson and Letterman plant to exit their respective shows in 2015. Comedy Central host, Stephen Colbert, was tapped earlier this year to take over The Late Show, which will continue to broadcast from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
I would imagine the Late Late show will stay put in Los Angeles after Corden takes over, but that remains to be announced.
UPDATE: Corden won a Tony in 2012 for his amazing performance in One Man Two Guvnors.
Accepting the Tony Award for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play