James Corden is Officially Your New ‘Late Late Show’ Host

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James Corden is heading to the small screen.

Weeks after Corden was rumored to take over The Late Late Show hosting duties from Craig Ferguson, CBS has made the whole thing official.

On Monday, the network released a statement confirming Corden’s new gig, which is slated to begin in 2015. (Ferguson is set to tape his last 12:35 a.m. episode in December).

“James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” according to CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler. “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.” [via Entertainment Weekly]

Added Corden: “I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson. To be asked to host such a prestigious show on American’s #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.”

The 36-year-old actor can next be seen in Disney’s Into The Woods.