James Corden

James Corden

The host of CBS's Late Late Show since March 2015, James Corden was born in Buckinghamshire and, as a child, studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School.

His break came in the ITV comedy-drama Fat Friends, where he met Ruth Jones, with whom he would go on to created the BBC Three hit Gavin and Stacey. However, before that he would appear in Hollyoaks as Wayne and in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, which opened in 2004. He played Timms in the London, Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions, and in the radio and film adaptations.

Gavin & Stacey, which started in 2007, made his name. He won best male newcomer nomination at that year's British Comedy Awards, and the show won best new TV comedy. On the show, he struck up a friendship with co-star Mat Horne. They have since hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth together, as well as various awards ceremonies, and a critically slammed sketch show

But then he reinvented himself as the host of Sky's sports panel show League Of Their Own, and co-creating the BBC Two comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans.

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James Corden's Late Late Show comes to the UK

London episodes to air on SKy 1

James Corden is record three editions of his Late Late Show  in London, for broadcast on Sky 1.

The shows, to be taped at Westminster’s Central Hall in June, will be the first tine his hit CBS programme has gone international.

Producers say ‘the show’s signature musical and comedy segments will also be given a British twist’ for the visit

Corden said: ‘To bring The Late Late Show to the UK is a dream come true for me. I'm incredibly proud of the show and we're going to do our best to make this week in London memorable.’

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, added: ‘James is hugely loved by the Sky 1 audience and it will be a proud moment for the channel to share what he and The Late Late Show gang have in store for us.’

Sky 1 will broadcast the three British episodes from June 7 to 9 at 10pm and they will be also be available via service Now TV. The catch-up and movie service already hosts the show, which is also available daily via Sky on demand.

Corden has also presented the comedy sports quiz A League of Their Own on Sky1 since 2010.

Here is a trailer for the Late Late Show's London excursion:

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Published: 4 Apr 2017

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