25 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
AFTER nine years hosting sports panel show A League Of Their Own, James Corden is to give someone else a go.
I can reveal he faces a spell on the sidelines during the upcoming series due to a filming clash.
After nine years hosting sports panel show A League Of Their Own, James Corden is to give someone else a go
It means for the first time in the hit Sky One show’s history, James won’t be at the helm for a few episodes. He will be replaced by a number of guest hosts.
A source said: “James loves A League Of Their Own and has always ensured he’s been able to appear while his career booms in the States.
“But this summer, work commitments mean he cannot make all of the shows. Hopefully next year he’ll return to normal as he misses everybody involved.” James has been a huge success in the US thanks to his hosting gig on The Late Late Show.
His popular Carpool Karaoke segment has become a viral phenomenon which attracts the world’s biggest music stars.
This summer, work commitments mean James cannot make all of the shows
James has described A League Of Their Own as “the greatest job in the world” and has always maintained his desire to be involved.
He said: “When I got offered the show in America, the first thing I said was, ‘I have this show in the UK that I love doing and as long as I’m working in America, I’d love to keep doing this show’.
“It’s an absolute luxury to do something I love and I’m rewarded for. A League Of Their Own has been incredible to me.”
Jamie Redknapp and new panellist Romesh Ranganathan
James has been ever-present since its creation in 2010 alongside the team captains, Ashes hero Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff and former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp.
The show boasted impressive ratings last year, despite the loss of regular panellist Jack Whitehall, who was replaced by fellow comedian Romesh Ranganathan.
At least James doesn’t have to see Romesh in a wetsuit for another year.
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