When James Corden took over The Late Late Show last year, only a few movie and theatre aficionados really knew who the guy was. Flash forward to early 2016 — just less than a year after the premiere on March 24, and he’s pretty much taken the Internet by storm, on several occasions.
While we’d like to think that’s in large part thanks to his British charm and unique style of interviewing guests all at once, we also know that it’s because of one of his biggest YouTube sensations — Carpool Karaoke.
The segment has boasted the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and more, and is only growing in popularity by the day. So it’s no wonder that Corden and other producers are now shopping around the series as its own standalone thing. After all, it worked for Jimmy Fallon’s Lip Sync Battle.
There’s a catch though. One of the things we love best about Corden is his ability to jam out with his guests. Like when he sported a wig right alongside Sia.
Or when he proved that he could get down with the hipsters alongside One Direction, who helped “direct” him to work.
Then there’s the amazing feather dust-up he shared with Elton John, which to this day is still one of our favourite renditions of the gig yet. How could it not be, given the Lion King references?
If this show goes through on another network however, Corden will be so busy overseeing The Late Late Show that he actually won’t have time to host a full-time Carpool Karaoke too. Which means that the show really won’t be the same unless they can find an equally talented, triple-threat host who can drive on both sides of the road.
In the meantime, we suppose we can take solace in the fact that Corden will at least make guest appearances on the show should it go through. After all, a little James is better than none.
Plus it will just give him that much more time to think of his next great thing.
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