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James Corden is on track to become the UK’s best paid television personality after a £15million deal


James Corden is on track to become the UK’s best paid television personality after ‘signing £15MILLION deal with US TV chiefs’


James Corden is on track to become the UK’s best paid television personality after reportedly signing a £15million, two-year deal with US TV chiefs. 

The Londoner, 43, could surpass Ant and Dec as the highest earning TV star, with his potential £7.5million annual income topping the duo’s £6.6million for their stints on ITV.

The presenter’s deal with television network CBS expires next year, after six years of being the acclaimed host of The Late Late Show.

Raise: James Corden is on track to become the UK’s best paid television personality after reportedly signing a £15million, two-year deal with US TV chiefs (pictured in 2019)

However, according to reports in The Sun, industry sources are keen to keep the A-lister on board as the face of the talk show. 

An LA TV insider said: ‘CBS has no plan B, James is their guy and who they see staying with them.

‘He is one of the faces of the network, he fronts a massively successful show and drives lots of traffic to them online. The figures that are being discussed are around £15million for two years.’

Impressive: The Londoner, 43, could surpass Ant and Dec as the highest earning TV star, with his potential £7.5million annual income topping the duo's £6.6million for their stints on ITV

Impressive: The Londoner, 43, could surpass Ant and Dec as the highest earning TV star, with his potential £7.5million annual income topping the duo’s £6.6million for their stints on ITV

MailOnline contacted representatives for James and CBS for comment. 

James’ successful spell on the renowned show has seen him bag three awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special.

Yet it is not just this that makes him appealing to the television industry, as the star’s online segments such as Carpool Karaoke and Crosswalk Musical rake in further revenue. 

Presenting Friends: The Reunion in May was also another milestone moment in his highly successful career.

Staying? Industry sources are keen to keep the A-lister on board as the face of the talk show (pictured above with Daniel Craig and Rami Malik earlier this month)

Staying? Industry sources are keen to keep the A-lister on board as the face of the talk show (pictured above with Daniel Craig and Rami Malik earlier this month)

Special: Presenting Friends: The Reunion in May was another milestone moment in his highly successful career

Special: Presenting Friends: The Reunion in May was another milestone moment in his highly successful career

Carpool Karaoke has become a global phenomenon, with James taking a whole range of famous faces for a sing-along car ride.

Adele, Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Will Smith are just a few of the showbiz stars who were willing to go for a spin – and sing – with the multi-talented star. 

James’ last deal with US chiefs amounted to a little over £5m annually, which was a rise from his debut appearance which earned him £3million a year back when he started in 2015. 

Back in February it was reported James had more than doubled his wealth to a whopping £50m after moving to Hollywood.

Online segment: Carpool Karaoke has become a global phenomenon, with James taking a whole range of famous faces for a sing-along car ride (pictured Elton John)

Online segment: Carpool Karaoke has become a global phenomenon, with James taking a whole range of famous faces for a sing-along car ride (pictured Elton John)

The comedian relocated from the UK to Los Angeles six-years-ago to anchor The Late Late Show, which he started fronting in March 2015.

Since the move, the Gavin & Stacey star has become one of the partners at film production company Fulwell 73 and seen his assets swell.    

James was previously estimated as being worth around £22m, however in the latest accounts from his company the business’ assets are declared as £140m. 

As one of five partners listed on Companies House where the paperwork is filed, James’ share should be around £28million.   

The star also has earnings from his film and TV roles, with him thought to earn $7m for The Late Late Show, as well as millions of dollars tied up in his properties.

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘James took a huge gamble when he moved to LA in 2015 to anchor The Late Late Show. It could have spectacularly backfired, but it has paid off big time. 

‘James has invested wisely in Fulwell. It has a lot of overheads and his share isn’t cash in the bank but there is no doubt it has been a good investment.’ 

Sing-song: Adele (pictured) Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Will Smith are just a few of the showbiz stars who were willing to go for a spin - and sing - with the multi-talented star

Sing-song: Adele (pictured) Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Will Smith are just a few of the showbiz stars who were willing to go for a spin – and sing – with the multi-talented star

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