He won a Tony Award in 2012 for his starring role in One Man Two Guvnors, and now it looks like James Corden is one step closer to conquering America.

The British actor and comedian is hotly tipped to replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show when the Scottish talk show host steps down later this year.

Although Corden and CBS has kept mum about the potential appointment, US news website The Wrap says an official announcement in imminent.

"James Corden will have to overcome relatively low name recognition when he takes over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson next year — but at least he won't face high ratings expectations," reports The Wrap.

Corden is no stranger to hosting, having interviewed Gary Barlow for a documentary earlier this year and presented the 2014 Brit Awards. He also fronts the Sky sporting panel show A League Of Their Own.

Meanwhile the father-of-one is appearing alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in the film Begin Again.