The 37-year-old British star, host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, has noticed an influx of upper class actors in Hollywood, and says he's worried the profession is turning into an exclusive club.

Corden waded into the row about elitism in acting, by citing research released earlier this year (16) which claims that 67 per cent of British Oscar winners and 42 per cent of Bafta winners had attended a private school.

"It is about class. Look at my career... I mean, that’s quite a lot of good stuff! Douglas Booth has got a great career, he’s a brilliant actor, but he’s never going to encounter the sort of s**t like I’ve had," he told Britain's GQ magazine. "Nor will Tom Hiddleston. Nor Eddie Redmayne. Nor Benedict Cumberbatch. I fear acting is becoming an elitist sport."

The father-of-two, who was raised in Buckinghamshire, England, won a BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance for show Gavin & Stacey which he starred in and co-created. And in 2012, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his starring role in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors.

Despite becoming one of the world's biggest TV and web stars, Corden claims actors with modest upbringings have to work much harder for praise.

His comments echo those of X-Men star James MCAvoy who earlier this year (16) told Scottish newspaper The Herald that if the current trend for privately educated actors continues it would be "damaging for society." The actor admitted he was concerned that people from all walks of life are not getting the same opportunities to work in the arts.

"That's a frightening world to live in, because as soon as you get one tiny pocket of society creating all the arts, or culture starts to become representative not of everybody but of one tiny part, and that's not fair to begin with, but it's also damaging for society," he said.