James Corden kicked off his US talk show career last night in the States (aka about 6am this morning UK time) – but what did you miss if you were stuck on this side of the Atlantic?
Not to worry, we’ve pulled together the highlights from the Gavin & Stacey star’s premiere episode, as well as some fan reactions to the show. In case you haven’t heard, people seem to like it…
Corden began with an opening monologue that introduced American audiences to the concept of High Wycombe – while also nearly tearing up as he mentioned his parents which seemed to win over some tweeters:
only james corden can tear up in a monologue and make it cute #LateLateShow
But how had relative unknown Corden got the prestigious job? Well, as one funny skit showed, it was more luck than anything – could we have had Eddie Redmayne, Lena Dunham or Simon Cowell at the helm instead? Either way, audiences loved it – as well as the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jay Leno/Meryl Streep training scene that followed. Corden proved he could call on serious some star power to aid his debut…
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