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James Corden Officially Taking Over As Host Of ‘Late Late Show’

Mon, September 8, 2014 1:13pm EDT by 1 Comment
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Congratulations, James Corden! The hilarious funny man has officially been tapped to replace Craig Ferguson as host of the, ‘Late Late Show,’ starting in 2015!

Doctor Who star and British comedianJames Corden, 36, has officially been announced as late-night staple Craig Ferguson‘s replacement when he leaves the Late Late Show, in December! Are you excited about Craig’s replacement?

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While James may be relatively unknown to US audiences until now, he has definitely racked up an extremely impressive body of work.

Two years ago, James won a Tony for his work on Broadway in, “One Man, Two Guvnors.” You can also catch James in the upcoming highly anticipated flick, Into The Words, which stars Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

CBS announced the exciting new on Sept. 8 in a statement. “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, CBS Entertainment.

She continued, “He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television. James is already a big star in the UK and he’s wowed American audiences on Broadway; we’re very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis.”

Of course James is absolutely thrilled about his new late-night position, “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 #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”

As previously reported, Craig announced his resignation after hosting the show since 2005, during the April. 28, taping of his show.

In a hilarious statement issues by CBS, Craig poked fun of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow saying, “CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’ but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think James is the right choice to replace Craig? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Caitlin Beck

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