British actor, writer and comedian James Corden has been named the new host of The Late Late Show, CBS announced Mond
Corden, 36, will take over the show next year when outgoing star Craig Ferguson leaves.
"James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent," Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.
"He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate -- a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television. James is already a big star in the U.K. and he's wowed American audiences on Broadway; we're very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis."
"I can't describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson," said Corden. "To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America's No. 1 network is hugely exciting. I can't wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy."
Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in the stage comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. He can now be seen on the big screen in Begin Again, opposite Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.