British comedian and actor James Corden is expected to become the next host of "Late Late Show," succeeding Craig Ferguson who steps down in December after a 10-year run, according to trade reports Tuesday.

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Corden, 35, is perhaps best known to U.S. viewers as co-star and creator of Hulu's cult hit, "The Wrong Mans," and a cast member of the 2006 movie "The History Boys." More prominently, he's a 2012 Tony Award winner for his starring role in "One Man, Two Guvnors," which originated in the UK before a Broadway run. (Corden beat out Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Frank Langella and John Lithgow for the award.) Corden has also won a pair of BAFTAs -- Britain's counterpart to the Emmys -- for his BBC Three romcom, "Gavin & Stacey."

CBS declined to comment on the reports Tuesday.