Sunday was a big night for James Corden's parents – not only was their son hosting the Grammy Awards for the very first time, but they were also celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. Malcolm and Margret Corden were in the audience at the Staples Center to show their support for James as he took over emcee duties at the music ceremony, and halfway through the show, James paused to tell the crowd about their major marital milestone. But there was a surprise in store…
"This is an extraordinary week for me, not just because I've been given the opportunity to host this incredible show, but because this very night happens to be my parents' 45th wedding anniversary," James said. "And they're here tonight, ladies and gentlemen. My mum and my dad are… Dad? Dad, what are you doing with Heidi Klum?" The camera then cut to Malcolm who was sitting in the audience, with supermodel Heidi on his lap.
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James Corden's dad, Malcolm Corden, cosied up to Heidi Klum at the Grammys
"Well your mum and I have an understanding, and I used my free pass tonight," Malcolm replied. Heidi then chipped in: "What you gonna say James? He's the cutest!" James' mum Margaret then appeared on screen, sitting with her own 'free pass', Nick Jonas. As Nick placed his jacket around Margaret and cuddled up beside her, he told the night's host: "Sorry James, your mum's a lovely woman."
Mum Margaret Corden, meanwhile, was joined in the audience by Nick Jonas
It's not the first time that James has brought his parents along to a major event. They were there last June when he hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway, and again took part in a skit. In addition, Margaret and Malcolm have become favourites on The Late Late Show: James previously sent them to cover the Super Bowl and got them to share their thoughts on WWE’s Monday Night Raw. Ahead of Sunday's Grammys, the sweet couple spoke proudly about their son. "We're terrified really," Margaret pre-show red carpet reporters Kevin Frazier and Nancy O’Dell. "It's something new, pretty special." Dad Malcom added: "We're so proud of him."