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  • 7 August 2014, 10:15

James Corden 'To Host The Late Late Show'

British comedian James Corden is to take over as host of one of America's best known chat shows, it has been reported.

US showbusiness website The Wrap says that the star of Gavin and Stacey will host The Late Late Show on CBS.

He will replace Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson who announced in April he would be leaving the show, which he has anchored since 2005.

Neither Corden nor CBS has commented on the story so far.

The 35-year-old has recently been seen in One Chance, the story of talent show star Paul Potts, and is due to appear soon in Disney's forthcoming musical adaptation of the Broadway play Into The Woods.

The Wrap said it had spoken to someone with "knowledge of the situation".

The Late Late Show appears after the Late Show with David Letterman on weekdays, and goes out between 10.30pm and 1am, depending on scheduling and time zones.

It features a mix of celebrities and people who have featured in the news.

When the programme started in 1995, it was presented by former news man Tom Snyder, but since 1999 it has been presented by a comedian.

Under Craig Ferguson, the show's emphasis has been on comedy.

Several other names have already been claimed to be Ferguson's replacement, including US talk show host Chelsea Handler, British comedian John Oliver and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris.

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