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19 Ridiculous Truths About James Corden

1. He currently hosts the late-night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, succeeding Craig Ferguson, whose decade-long tenure on The Late Late Show ended in December 2014. Corden has also presented the Sky 1 comedy panel show A League of Their Own since 2010.

2. Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey , for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance.

3. He was featured on the No.1 single “Shout”, along with British grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

4. In 2011, he played the lead part in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live.

5. For his performance in the Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

6. Corden was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, the son of Margaret and Malcolm Corden.

7. His father was a musician in the Royal Air Force band and his mother was a social worker.

8. Corden had guest appearances on Little Britain and Dalziel and Pascoe, both in 2004.

9. From 2000 through early 2005, Corden starred in the British television series Fat Friends as Jamie Rymer.

10. He garnered a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer On Screen for his work.

11. From 2007 through early 2010, Corden co-starred in his own series, the BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey.

12. He co-wrote the series with his Fat Friends co-star Ruth Jones; Corden and Jones played the two friends of the two title characters.

13. For the show, Corden won Best Male Comedy Performer and Gavin & Stacey won Best New British Television Comedy at the 2007 British Comedy Awards. In December 2008 the show won Best TV Comedy in the 2008 British Comedy Awards.

14. Gavin & Stacey also won the award for Most Popular Comedy Programme at the National Television Awards in 2010.

15. He collaborated again with Horne on a 2009 sketch show named Horne & Corden, described by the BBC as a “traditional comedy entertainment show in the style of Morecambe and Wise”.

16. In 2009, Corden starred as the lead character in the film Lesbian Vampire Killers, which was not a success.

17. In February 2009, he co-presented the BRIT Awards with Mathew Horne and Kylie Minogue.

18. In March 2010, Corden began hosting the Sky1 comedy/sports panel show A League of Their Own alongside team captains Andrew Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp.

19. In March 2010, he presented Sport Relief 2010 alongside Davina McCall and others, and contributed a “sequel” to the 2009 England football team sketch, this time giving a motivational talk to various sport stars including Jenson Button and David Beckham.

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