ITV is planning its own version of The Late Late Show with James Corden

Bosses reportedly order new late-night chat show with guest hosts for 2017

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ITV is reportedly looking to replicate the success of The Late Late Show with James Corden in the UK by launching its own late-night talk show.

Corden has made the Late Late Show - which airs on CBS in the US - an international success with segments that have gone viral online, including Carpool Karaoke, which has featured stars including Adele, Sia and even Michelle Obama.

And now it seems ITV wants a slice of the action, as it's been reported that the broadcaster is planning its own foray in to late-night entertainment in the new year.

According to Broadcast, bosses have ordered 40 episodes of a currently-untitled chat show, which is likely to air stripped across weekdays for eight weeks and have rotating guest presenters, similarly to Have I Got News For You.

It will be executive produced by former Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear boss Katie Taylor, whose team are already thought to be working on ideas.

Meanwhile, The Mirror suggests that the News at Ten may even be moved to 10.30pm throughout the new show's run so it can air at 10pm.

ITV's new programming chief Kevin Lygo is apparently keen to add another half-hour of primetime entertainment to the schedules - and it's thought the news could permanently shift timeslots if the new venture proves successful.

ITV has yet to make an official announcement, but a spokesperson told Broadcast: "We are looking at an entertainment show for next year, more details will be confirmed in due course."

Channel 5 made a similar move earlier this year with Up Late With Rylan, which is expected to return for a second series.

The Late Late Show is now available to watch in the UK on Sky's on-demand service, with each episode available to watch a day after its goes out in America.

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