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Who is James Corden? New ‘Late Late Show’ host is not famous in the USA

James Corden named as The Late Late host
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Do you know James Corden? If you looked up the talented entertainer online after hearing his name, don’t be alarmed as you aren't the only American to have never heard of the man. The replacement host of "The Late, Late Show" is probably a shock to 99% of the late night viewers, but don’t worry he will quickly be appreciated by the TV audience. According to the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, the British celebrity was the first choice to replace Craig Ferguson behind “The Late Late Show” desk. It was a surprising announcement that nobody really expected.

The position of host for the late night talk show has been under review by CBS since Craig Ferguson announced he is moving on to greener pastures. Drew Carey was a first choice by most Americans when it came to replacements as the funny man seemed perfect for the job, but as America knows he already has a job as the host of “The Price Is Right.”

So who is James Corden? He is a world class entertainer who is familiar to fans in the UK. He has graced the English stage, is a television actor, a film actor, comedian, television comedy writer, producer and presenter. Plus he even has 4 million Twitter followers. And, more importantly, he is downright hilarious. However, all of his accolades might not be as well known in the USA as Europe as his home is across the pond.

Picking up and moving to Los Angeles (or even America) permanently for the new job is quite a commitment for the celebrity. He is facing a tough audience who doesn't always appreciate an outsider when it comes to hosting jobs. As people start to form opinions about the man we all should at least give the guy a chance. He might not be the most familiar talk show host coming to TV, but he is one great entertainer that should be offered up an opportunity to impress. Frankly, we think America is going to be surprised at how well this entertainer fits on “The Late Late Show” and can’t wait to see what happens!