Funnyman James Corden is reportedly feeling depressed after his new sketch show Horne and Corden was slammed by the critics.

The Sun reports that Corden – who shot to fame as star and co-writer of the hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey – has taken a lot of the reviews to heart and is still gloomy.

“James is having a real crisis of confidence at the moment,” a friend told the paper. “He has been worried that the honeymoon period has come to an end.

It’s the first time since everything kicked off for him that the non-stop good times have really turned bad.

He has been depressed because he feels it has all been a bit personal.

Other good news hasn’t helped to pick him up either, and that has been a cause for concern among all his friends.”

Viewing figures for the BBC3 show dropped from 840,000 in its first week to 430,000 in its second, according to The Sun.

But it’s not all bad news for Corden and his regular co-star Matthew Horne.

The pair’s film Lesbian Vampire Killers also received a rough ride from reviewers when it was released on March 20 – but has defied its critics, taking over £1m in its first week.

And Corden is currently working with Gavin and Stacey co-star and writer Ruth Jones on a third series of the show – as well as a Christmas special.