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James Corden, 43, announced this week that he is dropping America’s Late Late Show on CBS – his series Carpool Karaoke has been a huge hit.
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James Corden could make £60m by having Carpool Karaoke sing an encore.
The star, 43, performed the celebrity singalong segment with his agency Fulwell 73 and CBS Studios for America’s Late Late, which he quit this week.
His duets with the likes of Adele, Elton John and Britney Spears have also taken the internet by storm, garnering hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
And after he decided to leave the talk show, an LA TV consultant said rival channels and streamers would “bite his hand” to buy the rights.
He said: “The intellectual property of Carpool Karaoke is of great value. He can expand the show, revisit the stars, and create truly exceptional entertainment – it’s gold dust for many broadcasters.
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“Obviously CBS will want to try and keep it, but it will be a bidding war. If he did the special three times a year, Fulwell could have raked in £15m from global sales. Three people like Paul McCartney could make more money. But if he were to make a series of 15 or 20 parts for worldwide supply then Fulwell could sell that for £50m or £60m. ”
Apple TV licensed the concept to a spin-off of its own.
The bosses on The Late Late Show, which James was on in 2015, offered to make him the highest-paid British on US television after he said he was leaving this week.
James turned down a long-term contract but agreed to another year with CBS.
The LA star revealed he wants to spend more time in England watching West Ham and being with his family.
Friends say that James, his wife Jules and their children Max, Charlotte and Carey will be looking for a second home within reach of Hammers’ London Stadium.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/james-corden-could-rake-60m-26840623 James Corden could make £60m from the sale of Carpool Karaoke rights