James Corden has revealed that his friend Harry Styles moved his tour dates so he could appear as a guest on his latest The Late Late Show.
Speaking on Capital’s Breakfast show with Roman Kemp on Friday after the emotional final episode, he shared that Harry had worked his performances around the series and stayed in LA to appear.
James said, “He was like, ‘when is it?, I have to, I’m coming to the last show.’
“I’m really looking forward to it, it’s going to be sad, I’m going to try to keep it together, I’m going to try not to cry my eyes out, which is inevitable I think.
“But I just really don’t want to be a meme.”
Friends: James Corden has revealed that his friend Harry Styles moved his tour dates so he could appear as a guest on his latest The Late Late Show
Fun: James said, “He was like, ‘When is it?, I have to, I’m going to come to the last show'” (pictured together on the last show)
The presenter also spoke about the rumors that Harry’s One Direction bandmates would reunite in the final episode, admitting that this would not have happened on his talk show.
James said: ‘We love One Direction, I’m a huge fan personally and professionally and I actually think if we’re being completely honest if the day comes when they reform or are just seen together it shouldn’t be. in a four or five minute segment on a late night talk show.
“It was supposed to be an hour long doc followed by a tour followed by an album… we had to say very quickly ‘no no this isn’t going to happen’.
He also discussed one of his most memorable Carpool Karaoke segments, in which he sat with Bruno Mars and sang his hits.
The TV personality said, “I couldn’t believe he was going to do it, and then we did it… this was Uptown Funk’s peak time, I’ll never forget it, we both wore these silk shirts and then my biggest memory of it is very depressing afterwards because it ended, and I said goodbye to Bruno.
“If you carpool, you might be in the car for two or four hours, I just love music, I love artists and singers so much that I convince myself we’re going to be friends, and then you’re not because it’s Bruno Mars .
“I walked back to him after that and that’s when I thought, ‘Well, I’m never going to do that again…’ like showing you the movie Grease of Goodfellas, you can watch it once, but you’ll never see more .
Rumours: The presenter also spoke about the rumors that Harry’s One Direction bandmates would reunite in the final episode, admitting that this would not have happened on his talk show
James was left in tears as he concluded his final episode of The Late Late Show after eight years at the helm, as he prepares to return to the UK and regain favor with the British public.
The final episode of the show aired in the early morning hours of Friday 28 April 2023 in the UK.
It featured cameo appearances from Harry Styles and Will Ferrell. They performed a skit with other American talk show hosts including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Corbett, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
The former One Direction singer took part in an 11+ minute segment featuring a UK Vs. American dodgeball game in which Corden, Styles, ‘Games of Thrones’ actor James Bradley and Benedict Cumberbatch compete against players such as Michelle Obama, Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, Lena Waithe and Melissa McCarthy.
“As a friend, I’m so incredibly proud of you,” Styles told Corden. “Personally, you have always been a safe place for me as a friend.”
He added that he was “selfishly very excited for you to come home.”
Styles, Corden and Ferrell then embraced in a group hug.
Tears: James has hosted the Late Late Show since 2015 and burst into tears as he said goodbye to the program on his final appearance
A Lion King Musical number by Hakuna Matata also saw Tom Cruise team up with Corden.
Corden decided to end his role as host of The Late Late Show due to his desire to return to the UK.
He made the decision with his friends and family in mind and said he wanted to be closer to them.
Career-wise, however, his next step is not yet clear as he prepares to return to the UK after eight years abroad.
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