James Corden Admits He Doesn't Think 'The Late Late Show' Presenting Stint Will Be An Instant Hit


James Corden has admitted that he thinks it will take America a while to take to him, ahead of his debut hosting ‘The Late Late Show’.


The ‘Gavin and Stacey’ creator’s US talk show will air for the first time on Monday night, with guests including Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks, though he’s admitted he doesn’t expect to hit it out of the park the first time around.

James Corden

He does confess to feeling slightly optimistic about his chances as America’s newest talk show host, though, revealing: “Deep down I do fancy our chances… You hope you can find an audience that will respond to you and enjoy watching you.

“But it’s going to be an uphill struggle, and I can’t really think about that too much.”

James didn’t exactly sound as though he had especially high hopes when asked about his latest venture back in January, joking that he thought his show had a “three per cent chance” of success.

During his first pre-recorded interview - which, in a break from tradition with American shows, sees guests interacting with each other on a sofa, rather than being interviewed separately - James finally gets a straight answer out of Mila about her “secret marriage” to Ashton Kutcher.

Betty White

They had talk shows?

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