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James Corden is Reportedly Taking Over Craig Ferguson's Late-Night Talk Show

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It looks like CBS has finally picked someone to fill the shoes of The Late Late Show's Craig Ferguson when the host steps down from his post at the end of the year.

A source familiar with the situation told the Wrap that CBS tapped James Corden as the new host. However, CBS nor Corden's rep have confirmed the news. The actor will be in Disney's upcoming Into the Woods musical adaptation as the Baker in a mash-up story about Grimm's fairy tales. He also starred opposite Keira Knightly in Begin Again, and is the mastermind behind popular British comedy Gavin & Stacey.

Ferguson, the zany Scottish comedian who's helmed his late-night talk show since 2005, announced in April his departure from the show shortly after it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be taking over David Letterman's spot.