Meet James Corden -- the Man Replacing Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Late Show'
Why CBS chose this man as host.
September 8, 2014, 4:46 PM
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-- CBS announced Monday that British actor and comedian James Corden will be the new host of "The Late Late Show," replacing Craig Ferguson in 2015.
Corden, 36, is not completely an unknown. As the CBS news release pointed out, he is a Tony-Award winner for his role in "One Man, Two Guvnors" and will be featured alongside Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp in the upcoming film "Into the Woods."
“James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
Corden himself added that he couldn't "describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson."
Ferguson announced his departure in April from the show he's host for a decade. He will end his run this December.