James Corden's The Late Late Show coming to the UK and Ireland


The Late Late Show with James Corden is coming to the UK and Ireland just one day after it is broadcast in the US.

From July 19, Sky and Now TV customers will have access to full episodes of the chat show on Sky's on-demand service courtesy of the deal CBS Studios international has struck.

The show, broadcast on CBS in America, has become one of the most high profile late night chat series due to its incredibly popular Carpool Karaoke segment.

The Late Late Show's James Corden (Jordan Strauss/AP/PA)

The feature sees the 37-year-old entertainer singing in a car with celebrities. It has welcomed A-listers including Tom Hanks, One Direction, Adele, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and David Beckham.

Sky1 will exclusively broadcast The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on July 19, featuring the host's favourite moments from his first year in late night TV.

It will also showcase highlights from his Carpool Karaoke segments with Adele, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.

James Corden and Gwen Stefani in Carpool Karaoke (CBS/screengrab)

Since the show's launch in March 2015, The Late Late Show with James Corden has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos.

The show's official YouTube channel has surpassed 1 billion total views, has 138 clips with more than one million views each and six million subscribers.

Each of the Carpool Karaoke clips to date on YouTube has surpassed 10 million views.

Adele and James Corden (The Late Late Show/YouTube/screenshot)

Adele's Carpool Karaoke has more than 113 million views, with Justin Bieber's sitting on 82 million views.

Gary Davey, managing director, Sky Content, said: "The Late Late Show has become a global cultural phenomenon and the UK and Ireland audience has delighted in James' runaway stateside success.

"There is a huge appetite from UK and Irish fans to enjoy the antics of The Late Late Show first hand and we are thrilled to exclusively bring the show direct to our customers."

James Corden as Smithy in Sport Relief sketch (Tyler White/BBC)

James became a big hit as Neil 'Smithy' Smith in BBC series Gavin & Stacey, a character who has made his way into popular culture. The host of Sky1 panel series A League Of Their Own, James recently hosted America's Tony Awards to great acclaim.