Today, 41-year-old James – who hosts a late-night talk show, The Late Late Show in the United States – is set to take over to take over the lucrative late-night show niche. amid rumors that Ellen is getting ready to quit her own show.
According to sources at NBC – the network that airs Ellen’s show – James had already been seen as Ellen’s “long-term successor” even before her problems began.
Last week, Variety revealed that Ellen and her show were under investigation amid allegations of racism, bullying and sexual harassment behind the scenes of the show – with allegations that Ellen “Had closed his eyes” to the shameful events.
NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy is part of the investigation oversight team – a source claiming the executive is a big fan of James and has him lined up to take over.
The source told The Sun on Sunday, “This question has sped up everything and made everyone look to the future today,” the insider said.
“James Corden was looking for Ellen’s work in the long run before this was all revealed. Now, this shocking new development highlights the next step.
“James and his team were pioneers in modern television, transforming the once-considered graveyard cat slot into a cutting-edge format with huge recognition online, on social media and around the world. ”
James is said to be under contract with CBS – the network that broadcasts his The Late Late Show – only until 2022.
Meanwhile, reports from last week suggested that Ellen was preparing to quit her show as accusations of “mean” behavior continued to mount against the star.
An insider on the show told the Daily Mail: “She feels she can’t go on and the only way to get her personal mark back is to shut down the show. ”
They added that “the truth is that she knew what was going on”.
Earlier this week, staff slammed Ellen for blaming executive producers.
A staff member also told the publication, “Don’t think for a minute that what she said in that apology means anything. She created and then allowed this toxic culture to last for so long. “