New 'Late, Late Show' Host Says He Received Advice from Piers Morgan

James Corden Headshot - H 2014
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James Corden Headshot - H 2014

James Corden says former CNN host told him that there will be criticism whatever he does

James Corden, the British comedian and actor take over the reins of The Late, Late Show from Craig Ferguson in March next year, has revealed that he’s been given tips by one of the less-successful Atlantic crossovers.

In an interview with the Radio Times magazine, the 36-year-old Into The Woods star said that he’d spoken to Piers Morgan, who was axed from his CNN show earlier in the year, about making the leap stateside.

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"He just said, 'Go for it and give it your best shot, but know that this is a piece of television real estate that Americans feel a sense of ownership over and they will come for you. There will be criticism, either way, whatever you do.'"

However, Morgan also told Corden that he had thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"'Piers said, ‘I loved it so much and you will love it, and you’ve got to go for these things, however scared you are.'"