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Corden 'overwhelmed' at response to US TV debut

James Corden prepared for a 'terrible onslaught' of criticism following his debut on The Late Late Show Credit: PA Wire

Actor and comedian James Corden has said that the widely positive response to his first week as a late night talk show host in America has been "overwhelming".

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, he said he prepared for a "terrible onslaught" of criticism following his debut on The Late Late Show on the CBS network.

In terms of reaction to the show, it's been a little overwhelming really.

We had gathered ourselves for a terrible onslaught of criticism and you never think these things are going to be met with such praise.

But the truth is it is far too early to judge our show or any of these type of shows because, had the reviews or reaction been awful, we would have all been saying 'well these things never break straight away and we have to take time'.

You have to give it the same logic if the response is good because these shows grow with familiarity.

– James Corden

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James Corden played Smithy in the hit BBC series Gavin & Stacey. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Corden, who played Smithy in the hit BBC series Gavin & Stacey, has established himself at the forefront of the entertainment industry.

The 36 year old earned international acclaim in 2011 for his performance in comedic play One Man, Two Guvnors, which was a success both in the West End and on Broadway.

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James Corden and wife Julia have welcomed their second child. Credit: PA Wire

Corden's wife Julia gave birth on Monday to a baby girl who has been named Carey - which was her maiden name before they married two years ago.

The couple's first child Max is now three.

Corden, 36, is due to make his US chat show debut in March when he succeeds Scottish star Craig Ferguson on CBS's The Late Late Show.

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