James Corden has a lot to prove on new talk show

March 21, 2015 5:36 AM

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James Corden has a lot to prove on new talk show

When CBS announced that James Corden was going to be the next host of The Late Late Show, the usually fractious US media commentariat united in a common response: Who? No one seemed to have heard of the Gavin & Stacey star and, if they did, they certainly did not anticipate him inheriting one of American television’s talkshow thrones.

Scot Craig Ferguson had built a passionate but small following during his 10-year tenure so, when he decided to step down, rumour was the network would hire a woman or an African American to differentiate from the white men who dominate late-night shows. Instead it chose another Brit who was male, w...

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