James Corden – 24 Clips That Tell You All You Need To Know About The New Presenter Of The Late Late Show

James Corden has been confirmed as the new presenter of the Late Late Show taking over from Craig Ferguson. But most of America are unaware of him. Here's a crash course through his career, courtesy of YouTube…

In parody boy band Boyz Unlimited.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYktlLzbOsM[/youtube]

He would of course, later sing with Gary Barlow.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfYH4JAtLxE[/youtube]

But back to the earlier days. On stage, as part of the ensemble History Boys.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiwhX5XLkJ8[/youtube]

And behind the scenes of the subsequent movie.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EpBrgF1vL0[/youtube]

There was his memorable bit part in the sensational and touching geek parody Cruise Of The Gods

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLZbWvDUi3M[/youtube]

Fat Friends would see him meet Ruth Jones and Alison Steadman.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbt4LvETRVk[/youtube]

He would co-write his massive breakout hit, Gavin & Stacy with Jones, and cast Steadman.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssv-jSSoI7I[/youtube]

Seriously, this was big.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcAUKOICPn4[/youtube]

Really big. And deservedly so.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4P3j8dh2ro[/youtube]

Loved that show.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGljfvdGiy4[/youtube]

As a result of Gavin & Stacey, he found he could do anything. Sadly that included Horne & Corden…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzA_KYpT8yM[/youtube]

And Lesbian Vampire Killers.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPPq_7vS9as[/youtube]

Moving on… he got back on the horse with Doctor Who.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHvZjnRndE[/youtube]

Twice.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSv8Cy4MClM[/youtube]

He took his sporting interests into sporting panel show A League Of Their Own for Sky.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSpi7H_bzwY[/youtube]

And managed to mash them up with his Gavin & Stacy character for Comic Relief.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_cwwWcyqQ[/youtube]

Awards didn't always go well. He had to cut off Adele accepting her Brits award.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us78Mw3Fr9U[/youtube]

And talked about it to Jonathan Ross later…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7aDyR1mXog[/youtube]

And he had a bit of a ding dong with Patrick Stewart at the Glamour Awards.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBUWqSTp90[/youtube]

Talked about it to Rob Brydon later.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfDlkmpvRW0[/youtube]

But they all made it up later, for charity.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFtVqXyOYI4[/youtube]

He played the lead in One Chance, a true story of a talent TV show winner…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mkO0faWTQ[/youtube]

There was his Tony winning lead in One Man, Two Guv'nors.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcJM1Z3Trfo[/youtube]

And The Wrong Mans for the BBC put him right back on form as well.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSoV1iKTQEw[/youtube]

And now? America…

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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