James Corden May Replace Craig Ferguson-So Who Is He?


Rumors began swirling on Tuesday that The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson would be replaced by Tony Award-winning actor James Corden, but just who is Corden? We dug up some details on the potential late-night star.

The 35-year-old actor/writer/producer/singer is co-starring in Disney's Into the Woods, out Christmas Day, and won a Tony for his role as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012.

Born in the U.K., Corden became a star on British television in 2000 when he starred in the U.K. series Fat Friends until 2005.

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At the 2008 BAFTAs, Corden took home the award for Best Male Comedy Performance for his co-starring role on his own BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey.

As for his life off camera, Corden and his wife Julia Carey welcomed their first child together, son Max, on March 22, 2011.

But his crowning moment in the spotlight may have been when Adele flipped him off at the 2012 Brit Awards after he interrupted her acceptance speech. After all, that is the one person who is allowed to flip off anyone she wants.

Ferguson, 52, announced his exit in April, saying, "At the end of this year, I will be stepping down as host of this show."

The Scottish comedian first took over The Late Late Show in 2005 from Craig Kilborn.