Sources close to the situation have confirmed that British actor and comedian James Corden has emerged as a possible contender to replace outgoing “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson, although an official deal is not in place.
CBS would not confirm or comment on the situation. CAA, which handles Corden’s U.S. representation, did not return phone calls.
The film, stage and television star won a Tony in 2012 for his work in Richard Bean’s comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors.” He also appeared in the BBC Three sitcom “Gavin & Stacey” and played “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts in the Weinstein Co. dramedy “One Chance.”
Ferguson has announced that he is leaving the latenight show in December, telling Variety exclusively that “I wanted to leave the show before I stopped enjoying it. That was my goal. I didn’t want it to be a chore … The whole idea is that show business should have some adventure to it, I think. It’s not about knowing what you’re doing day in and day out, year after year.”
The Wrap first broke the news of this story.