itv to launch late night talk show, similar to The Late, Late Show with James Corden

Itv are planning to launch a new nightly talk show, in the same vein as The Late, Late Show with James Corden.

According to Broadcast, the show will not have a fixed presenter, but will instead use guest presenters in a similar style to America’s hit series Saturday Night Live.   The programme will air in a late night slot and is expected to launch with a 40 episode run, stripped across two months.

Late night talk shows have struggled to take off in the UK, with the most recent example being Channel 5’s Up Late With Rylan which struggled to attract viewers.  The BBC are also looking to launch a Saturday Night Live style series on BBC Two in 2017.