James Corden has made no secret that he's been contemplating a return to the UK, but The Late Late Show bosses are desperate to keep him on the show.
The Gavin and Stacey star previously confessed he's "homesick" after spending the last five years in America, hosting The Late Late Show.
And now it has emerged that James, 42, could be offered £14 million to stay in America.
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According to The Mirror, an insider revealed, "By talking about how he might return home, some see this as James playing the game.
“It suggests to the top honchos he’ll walk if he’s not compensated enough.
“The feeling is James is worth double [the £7million] and bosses are reluctantly starting to accept that. The last thing TV brass want is to lose James to a rival.”
James - who shares three young children with wife Julia Carey - said he's never felt more of a pull to return home than during the covid-19 pandemic, when he was unable to travel.
The comedian - who recently revealed there could be a fourth series of Gavin and Stacey - told The Sun, “I have a couple of years to go on this contract. Ending the show will always be a bigger family decision than a professional one.
“It will be about people at home who we miss very, very much, who we are homesick for. I also feel like my wife and I have three young children, and they are three young grandchildren that we’ve taken away from people.
“This probably feels particularly magnified now during the pandemic, but I have an overwhelming feeling that our family has walked to the beat of my drum for a very long time.”
Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
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