James Corden Finally Addresses Rumor That He’s Replacing Ellen DeGeneres

James Corden is finally addressing the rumors that he was in talks to possibly replace Ellen DeGeneres amid her summer of controversy at her talk show.

“Genuinely, I have no idea where that even came from,” James said during his latest episode of The Late Late Show. “I think somebody started a rumor somewhere and someone jumped on the thing. There is absolutely no truth in that story at all. Zero. As far as considering it, I think it would be a really crazy thing to take over from someone who I think has done the job so outrageously well for, like, 18 years. It’s not true. And I think when the day comes to end this show, [it] will be the day to probably stop hosting a show every day. So, no I wouldn’t.”

A source later revealed that James was never actually in talks to replace Ellen, but four other stars were named as possible replacements instead,

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