James Corden makes his big debut as host of The Late Late Show tonight on CBS and ET got a special invitation to check out his swanky new set! Before he officially takes over the reigns as the next big late-night star, here are seven reasons you should tune-in!
1. The Brit Factor
Born in the U.K., Corden first became a star on British television in 2000 when he starred in the U.K. series Fat Friends. His brand of humor will play well against the A-listers sitting on his couch and the folks at home watching for theirs. Plus, doesn't everything just sound so much better with an accent?
2. He's got some serious acting chops!
The 35-year-old actor/writer/producer/singer co-starred opposite Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in Disney's musical adaptation of Into the Woods, and won a Tony for his role as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. In 2008, he won a BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance for his co-starring role on his own BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey.
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3. And he can sing!
In addition to singing Stephen Sondheim numbers in Into The Woods, Corden was featured on the No. 1 single "Shout," which was the unofficial anthem for the 2010 World Cup. When ET stopped by the Late Late Show set, the late-night host also gave us a taste of his tap dancing skills -- he can do it all! He'll no doubt give Jimmy Fallon a run for his money when it comes to song-and-dance.
4. Two words: David Beckham.
He counts the former soccer stud-turned-model a close friend. So close that Corden appeared in a comedy sketch with Beckham where the bros shared a romantic bath together. "Yeah, we just got caught sharing a bath," Corden told ET. "It's just something we always do." He also revealed that Beckham is set to appear on Late Late Show next week. Say no more!
5. He can make audiences laugh!
The British comedian appeared in another hilarious sketch for a Comic Relief Fundraiser opposite Keira Knightley, Justin Bieber and Paul McCartney. If he can round up these huge celebrities we can only imagine the line-up for his new show!
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6. Seriously, he's just a really nice guy.
As host of Brit Awards in 2012, Corden had the cringe-worthy task of cutting Adele's acceptance speech short -- on live television mind you. While the moment included Adele flipping off the cameras, he later tweeted this sweet message apologizing to the British soul-singer. Anyone who can A) have the guts to cut off Adele and B) rebound from an awkward situation deserves their own late-night show.
7. The awesome new set!
If there's one fun reason to catch Corden's late-night debut it's for the sleek new digs, which comes equipped with a fully-stocked bar. But don't think you'll find him back there mixing up cocktails anytime soon. "I don't know how to make drinks," he admitted.
The Late Late Show With James Cordenairs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. PT/ET on CBS.
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