“Corden rose to prominence in the UK as the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the BBC sitcom ‘Gavin & Stacey‘ and subsequently lead the comedy play ‘One Man, Two Guvnors,’ which earned him a Tony Award for its Broadway run,” reports Collider. “Corden had a supporting role in this summer’s musical indie ‘Begin Again‘ and leads the upcoming Disney musical ‘Into the Woods‘ alongside Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, which opens this Christmas.”
While Ferguson will be exiting the show at the end of this year, CBS honcho Les Moonves told TMZ last night that “we’re not sure” who the replacement will be, but Corden is “one of the people we are talking to.”
Moonves added, “We have someone in the 12:30 time slot that we’re keying in on.”
While Corden isn’t a recognisable name in the U.S., he does boast more than 4.3 million Twitter followers, which could draw a younger audience to CBS.
In his personal life, Corden’s wife, Julia Carey (below), is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
Check out some of Corden’s past professional work below:
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