Here’s how James Corden came up with Carpool Karaoke

It all began when he wanted to pick George Michael up from prison...

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Gavin and Stacey’s Smithy has come a lonnnng way since he was planning loft conversions in Billericay. Nowadays he can be found cruising around America with A-list celebrities while bonding and belting out hit pop songs.

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In this interview with Stephen Colbert, James Corden describes how the idea for his Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show came about.

A clue – it all began with Corden wanting to do a Comic Relief sketch about picking George Michael up from prison and make him sing WHAM! songs.

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It’s a strange and wonderful tale, not least because he has to explain what Gavin and Stacey is to the American audience.