In an interview with BuzzFeed News about his new US chat show, James Corden backed plans for BBC Three to become an online-only channel.
He argued that by investing in online programming, the channel could have the same success as Netflix.
"Amazon Prime is doing great things and Netflix is doing great things. Hulu is doing great things, and wouldn't it be great if BBC Three… If it only exists online, and gets nominated for a BAFTA in one or two years' time, what a great statement."
However, he also insisted that programming budgets for online services should not be slashed.
"My point is, it doesn't matter whether it exists online or whether it exists on television, it is what is the budget for that channel? If you're cutting the budget at a detriment to programmes, then this is a bad thing. If you're cutting the budget because you will be able to watch the same quality programme but it will exist in a different space, then that's great.
"I think it is archaic to be thinking about television sets and computer screens as a different thing today, you know."
A campaign to #SaveBBC3 and not close the TV channel currently has 275,000 signatures.
The BBC Trust has launched a public consultation on the proposals for BBC Three, and will publish its conclusions in the next few months.