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Actor James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'

It looks like Craig is replacing Craig once again. On August 5 The Huffington Post broke the news that actor James Corden is expected to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS. Ferguson announced that he would be leaving as the host back in April, although he will continue to do the show until the end of 2014. Ferguson has been the host since 2005, and was rumored to be the replacement for David Letterman before Stephen Colbert was chosen.

James Corden
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Corden is most well known for playing the role of Craig Owens in "The Lodger" episode of the fifth season of the British science fiction drama "Doctor Who," and reprised the role in season six. Corden was also a co-creator, co-writer and star of "Gavin & Stacey," a sitcom that ran from 2007 to 2010 and received a BAFTA Television Award for Best Television Performance and won several British Comedy Awards. He also appeared as the lead in the play "One Man, Two Guvnors" on Broadway and the West End, which earned him a 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

Corden can be seen next as The Baker in the musical comedy film "Into the Woods," which is retelling of popular Disney fairytales. The comedian has hosted the BRIT Awards for three years and is known for his comedic sketches. He was also involved in a comedy sports show called "A League of Their Own" from 2010, and took part in a comedy benefit show for for Channel 4. He teamed with British artist Dizzee Rascal to make an unofficial song to support England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

On August 5 TVLine reported that that news has been confirmed by sources, although Corden has yet to make an official statement. Ferguson has been the host of the show for a decade, taking over for Craig Kilborn in January 2005. Ferguson has not announced his next project, although he has in the past written and directed films, as well as write several books. Ferguson made the decision to continue as host through the end of 2014, to give CBS time to find his replacement, which will now be Corden. It's believed that Corden will take over as full time host of the show sometime in January 2015.

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