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 talk show returns to the UK

Four episodes will be taped in London this summer

The Late Late Show with James Corden is returning to London for a week of special episodes this summer.

Four episodes will be recorded at Freemasons’ Hall in Central London  and air from Tuesday June 28 to Friday  July 1 on Sky Comedy and streaming service Now.

The news comes after Corden announced plans to leave the CBS show next year, prompting speculation he is to return to the UK permanently.

These will be his first broadcasts from London since 2019 due to the Covid pandemic, and the fourth time the show has been taped in the UK.

Guests and other segments will be revealed later, and free tickets to the tapings, each the day before broadcast, are available here.

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Published: 13 May 2022

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