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CBS offers James Corden $5m to stay on as The Late Late Show host until 2020

CBS has reportedly offered James Corden an extra $5m (£3m) to sign on as host of The Late Late Show for another two years.

The extension would keep Corden at the show until 2020 having impressed TV bosses since taking over in late March.

According to reports, CBS executives have been pleased with the show's new global appeal, its 850,000+ YouTube subscribers and audiences in excess of one million viewers.

Corden's showbiz connections enabled him to secure One Direction's first interview as a four piece and he managed to convince Mila Kunis to admit on the show she had married Ashton Kutcher.

In January Corden told The Hollywood Reporter of his plans for the show. "We want to make a warm show," he said. "A show that never feels spiky because so much of what you see and read are polluted by is not pleasant right now."

A-list guests including Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and David Beckham have also appeared on the show.

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