This is James Corden. He's famous in the UK for a quite a few things: playing Smithy in the cult BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (which he also co-wrote), starring as Phil Bourne in the popular sitcom The Wrong Mans, and appearing in a couple of episodes of Doctor Who as Craig during the Matt Smith era.
Rumours that Corden had landed the Late Late Show gig began after The Wrap reported it last month.
In CBS's official announcement, Corden said: "I can’t describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson. To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s number-one network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”
Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment, offered the following statement about the network's decision: "James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth, and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent. 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.
"James is already a big star in the UK and he's wowed American audiences on Broadway; we're very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis."