James Corden

Comfort Classic: Gavin & Stacey

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When a new BBC Three comedy made its low-key debut in the spring of 2007, no one imagined that Gavin & Stacey would go on to become the comedic equivalent of a national treasure. 

Despite its two writers’ utter lack of experience as screenwriters – James Corden and Ruth Jones had met as actors on Kay Mellor’s slimming club drama for ITV, Fat Friends – it soon became clear that here was a startlingly original show blessed by a group of fully realised characters, a script crackling with wit and an unusually brilliant cast. 

Gavin & Stacey to return for a one-off BBC Christmas special

Gavin and Stacey cast (Credit: BBC)

Written and created by Ruth Jones and James Corden, who also star in the series, the hit sitcom will be produced by Fulwell 73, Tidy Productions and Baby Cow Productions.

Gavin & Stacey originally aired on the BBC from 2007 to 2010 for three series, plus a Christmas special in 2008.

The show followed Gavin (Matthew Horne), an ordinary boy from Essex, and Stacey (Joanna Page), an ordinary girl from Barry, who spoke to each other every day on the phone at work.

Who's taking part in this series of A League of Their Own?

James Corden, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp will return for the 13th series of the sports-based game show alongside new addition Romesh Ranganathan, who will replace comedian Jack Whitehall as a regular panellist.

A League of Their Own has been a lot of fun, is something I’m contractually obliged to say despite the physical challenges, which I would describe as some of the toughest experiences I have ever been through," joked Romesh Ranganathan. 

James Cordon's Late Late Show is coming back to Britain

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Corden will again host a star-studded line-up for the show’s second UK adventure, with guests including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and the Foo Fighters.

The episodes will be broadcast from the historic Central Hall in Westminster, and the show’s signature musical and comedy segments, such as Crosswalk: The Musical and Take a Break, will be given a new British twist.

The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late-night clip with Adele’s Carpool Karaoke, which has more than 180 million views.

Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran join James Corden's London line up

James Corden (Credit: Sky)

The Late Late Show, which airs on Sky 1 and Now TV in the UK, is coming to the capital for three special episodes, featuring a mix of celebrity interviews, musical acts, games and sketches.

Ed Sheeran will join Corden for a new Carpool Karaoke, with other musical contributions coming from Harry Styles and Kings of Leon.

Also joining Corden in London are Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Russell Brand and Anthony Joshua.

The Late Late Show with James Corden heads to the UK

The award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden will showcase special episodes for viewers in the UK exclusively on Sky 1 and NOW TV.

James Corden said of his trip: “To bring The Late Late Show to the UK is a dream come true for me. I'm incredibly proud of the show and we're going to do our best to make this week in London memorable.”

Corden will film three special episodes at Westminster's Central Hall in London this June, keeping the show's signature musical comedic segments but with influences of Corden's homeland.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns to UK screens

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The daily programme, hosted by comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres, features a mixture of comedy, celebrity guests and topical human-interest stories.

The series will air on weekdays at 1.45pm, in line with the American air dates. Recent guests on the show have included the cast of Star Wars, US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and pop star Justin Bieber.

The news will please DeGeneres’ fans in the UK, who have had to resort to watching clips of the show on YouTube after UKTV channel Really pulled the plug after season 10.