A Craig Ferguson-James Corden swap is to occur with the latter as the new host of the Late Late Show.
James Corden is about to change places with Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show on CBS. The show comes on television directly after David Letterman’s entrée. An insider told the media regarding this changeover.
"James Corden is taking over for Craig Ferguson as host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS," an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
Corden has not said a word about this and CBS too is keeping mum. James Corden has played various characters in different venues. He had a role in Disney’s “Into the Woods” and also appeared with Keira Knightley in “Begin Again”.
This is the man who played Paul Potts in “One Chance”. So by now you know that James Corden is not just any old Tom, Dick and Harry.
He is a player in his field and knows the roped inside out. Craig Ferguson meanwhile has been hosting the Late Late Show since the past decade or so.
And he has announced that he will be retiring from his job by the end of 2014. Craig was unclear about what he would be doing after his retirement. Carpentry was a word he used to describe the pursuit or hobby he would choose.
Craig Ferguson became a US citizen in 2008. He announced his retirement news back in April.
“CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling’, but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much,” he said in an April statement.
Craig’s retirement news comes right after Letterman announced his quitting the show he usually hosts. Some thought that Craig would replace Letterman. But Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report got the job instead of Craig.
As for the people who were on the list as possible replacements for Craig, they included among them: Neil Patrick Harris and Joel McHale. Although James Corden does not have such a presence in the United States, he has over four million Twitter fans.
I did my first ever film with Bob Hoskins. He was and always will be a huge inspiration to me and all the boys in 24/7 rest in peace Bob x— Jkcorden (@JKCorden) April 30, 2014
The man is a live wire and virtually dynamite material. His taking over the Late Late Show will probably up the ante and amp up the volume and ratings of the platform.
There can hardly be any doubt as to the nature of his talents and wiles with which he will surely lure the participants on the show into interesting conversation and surprise confessions. The old must give way to the new after all.