Any thing James Corden can do, David Walliams hopes he can do better.
The handsome funnyman is being lined up by ITV to co-host a show cut from the same cloth as the cuddly Brit star’s US smash hit show The Late Late Show.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge will host the launch week of a brand new nightly entertainment in the new year that will run five days a week at 10pm for eight weeks.
For the remaining seven weeks other as-yet-unconfirmed high profile names will take control of the show and bring their own style and wit to proceedings.
It being ITV, we can only imagine that potential guest host would also include Piers Morgan, Phillip Schofield, Stephen Mulherne and, er, Bobby Norris.
You know, the usual old faces that crop up on our box almost every other day!
Walliams say he is super excited about launching the show, gushing, “I am thrilled to be the first host for this brand new show for ITV.”
As yet the format of the show is being secret but it is believed that the famous faces will host a mix of topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests, experts and VTs.
But expect a regular feature to rival James Corden’s now legendary Carpool Karaoke – probably done not as well,
The Nightly Show will be recorded ‘as live’ each day at 6pm in a converted studio at a central London location.
“We’re really excited about launching this bold new show, and delighted that David will kick off what will be an eight week entertainment treat for viewers,” Peter Davey, ITV’s Head Of Comedy Entertainment said.
While a spokesperson for Second Act Productions who are behind the show said: “We’re thrilled that David had agreed to kick off the series by hosting week one of The Nightly Show. He’s a major talent and will set the tone of what we hope will be a very exciting series.”
Of course this is not the first time a channel has tried to replicate those great American chats shows.
Many moons ago, Jonathan Ross once had a show stretched across the week while only recently Rylan Clark-Neal added a chat show to his ever growing roster of shows.