MX23RW : Wednesday, August 12 20:59:00| >> :600:898915:898915:

James Corden in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres?

James Corden in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres?
© CBS
James Corden is reportedly in the frame to front a new talkshow to replace the under-fire Ellen DeGeneres.

James Corden is reportedly being lined up as a successor for Ellen DeGeneres amid her talkshow's uncertain future.

Having been on the air for 17 years, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been rocked by a number of allegations about its workplace culture in recent months - and in shocking developments last week, a number of former employees came forward to allege sexual misconduct by several executive producers.

The show is now subject to an internal investigation by Warner Bros and there is growing speculation that DeGeneres, 62, may jump before the show is pulled.

According to The Sun, Corden - host of The Late, Late Show on CBS - is being eyed by NBC Entertainment chief Paul Telegdy to launch a new show in place of DeGeneres's.

"This issue has fast tracked everything and made everyone look at the future today," a source told the newspaper.

"James Corden was being eyed for Ellen's job in the long term before any of this came to light. Now this shocking new development places a spotlight on the next step.

"Currently his CBS deal is only contracted until 2022 after he turned down a five-year deal. Paul is a huge fan of what James does on screen. He already has a huge devoted audience, global appeal and is loved by Hollywood.

"Replacing Ellen was always going to be a tough challenge, but he is a natural fit and easy transition. James would freshen up daytime and with a free hand would be allowed to build a new afternoon era."

Corden, 41, has been host of the CBS series since 2015 and is also the co-creator of the huge BBC hit Gavin & Stacey.

ID:408820:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.


Click here for more stories about James Corden

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Mat Horne as Gavlar Shipman in Gavin and Stacey
Read Next:
Mat Horne expecting more Gavin & Stacey
>
Latest Entertainment Video

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Wednesday, August 12


Too Fat, Too Ugly, Too Asian: BBC Three, from 6am
The story of British-Asians who feel caught between not being British enough and not being Asian enough

Diana: Her Last Summer: Channel 5, 9pm
Paul Burrell - who else? - helps lift the lid on the final few months of Princess Di's life

Coronation Street: ITV, 7.30pm
Adam presses Sarah to tell him everything she knows about Gary - will she crack?
Media Mole's Spotify playlist