After a shock announcement this week that Late Late show host, James Corden will leave the show in 2023, speculations begin as to who may replace him.
James Corden has had quite the run on CBS, hosting the Late Late show for over seven years, becoming a fan favourite across the United States. The announcement made by CBS back in 2015 when Corden was first announced as host shocked many, even more so due to the host’s lack of fame in the United States beforehand.
Twitter is already guessing who could replace Corden, and some interesting names have appeared.
Russell Howard is certainly not a familiar name with American viewers, but his own late night style show has proved incredibly popular in the United Kingdom. The comedian hosts The Russell Howard Hour airing on Sky Max, where the host dabbles in political commentary and celebrity interviews.
CBS could very well keep it’s tradition in hiring a presenter from the UK to fill the slot on the Late Late Show and Howard could very easily be a likely frontrunner and fans think so too. One user on Twitter wrote: “I wonder who will replace James Corden. It’ll probably be a British comedian. Russell Howard?” Other names suggested included Ricky Gervais and Matt Lucas.
Another name floating around online is Chelsea Handler, and it’s fair to say, the host is most definitely experienced in the field.
The comedian and television personality has hosted talk shows on both Netflix and E!, proving she has what it takes to take the reigns of a talk show. And, if our guesses prove correct, it’s likely that several females candidates will be in the run.
Another on Twitter wrote today: “With ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ coming to an end maybe hire a woman to replace him.”
If CBS choose to continue it’s run of comedian hosts on it’s network, Seinfeld is a likely possibility.
Despite his own successful comedy career, Seinfeld has at least some experience in the art of interviewing. The comedian hosted Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for 11 seasons, seeing Seinfeld interviewing comedians in a more relaxed and comical setting.
He doesn’t look bad in a suit either.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was reportedly approached by CBS to take over from Letterman on the Late Show back in 2014, however chose to decline the offer.
It’s clear that the television personality has been a leading choice for the network in the past and with Corden’s exit, it’s possible he might be given another opportunity to take up a late night hosting gig.
Michael McIntyre may be stranger to American audiences, but not for long. The British comedian was awarded his first US hosting gig on upcoming NBC game show, The Wheel after his success on the UK version.
The comedian has also previously hosted his own talk show on the BBC, interviewing high profile celebrities in a typical late night format.
If all goes well for McIntyre in the US, it’s possible he could be an easy choice for CBS in 2023.