James Corden: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

James Corden new host Late Late Show


James Corden, an English comedian, will replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show on CBS, reports The Wrap. According to the Guardian, “Corden is a natural performer, a self-confessed attention seeker.”

According to reports, Ferguson will leave the show in December 2014.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. He’s an Award Winning Actor

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James Corden receiving a Tony Award in 2012. (Getty)

Corden first came to prominence as one of the stars of the hit English sitcom Gavin and Stacey. For his role in the show, Corden won a BAFTA.

2. Corden Has Many Critics

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His talent is seriously divides critics. During his spell as host of the English Grammys, the Brits, Corden’s jokes were heavily criticized. You can watch his cringe inducing interview with One Direction above.

3. Corden Is Still Making Movies

James Corden Keira Knightly


Corden is in the upcoming Into the Woods with Meryl Streep and Chris Pine. Having already starred in Begin Again with Keira Knightly this summer.

4. He Doesn’t Drink

James Corden Rugby


Corden is a teetotaler, meaning he does not drink alcohol. Corden is also a devout Christian.

5. He Has Things in Common With Russell Brand

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Corden taking in a West Ham game with fellow Brit comedian Michael McIntyre in 2013. (Getty)

Corden, like fellow British comedian, Russell Brand, is an avid fan of London soccer team, West Ham United.

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