• British funny man James Corden takes reigns of The Late Late Show
  • Fear of failure and negative media reports before first show
  • Corden loses 6st since first TV role

British comedian and actor James Corden’s star might be rising but his waist line is on the decline.

The 36-year-old has been on a mission for several years to shed his excess weight and overhaul his lifestyle. In total, Corden has lost an impressive six stone and puts his weight loss down to understanding how to eat healthy. "I didn't realise before that it wasn't OK to constantly graze all day, that this wasn't a thing and that it was frowned upon." After hiring a fitness expert to help burn fat, James now weighs 15 stone and has acquired a legion of female fans in the process.

This week saw James Corden debut on US television screens on long running chat show The Late Late Show. After some initial media negativity prior to his debut, Corden has proved his critics wrong with praise for his charming hosting style and comic timing. After making his debut James tweeted “Well, so many truly lovely messages about the show tonight.im blown away,thank you.”

It’s great to see James’ career go from strength to strength, but we should remember that failure shouldn't be feared but embraced to work towards our goals.