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James Corden pays heartfelt tribute to hometown London

Emmy Griffiths

James Corden has paid a touching tribute to his hometown of London during his US chat show, The Late, Late Show following the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday. The 38-year-old, who is currently living in L.A., spoke candidly about feeling a "long way from home" following the horrific incident.

In a heartfelt message, he said: "I don't know if anybody saw the news today but there was a terror attack today in my hometown the city of London in Westminster. While we're filming this it's still unknown what the motives were. What we do know at this point is that people have lost their lives and many many more have been injured. I know a lot of people from Britain watch this show, as a lot of people from Britain work on this show, and of course, our thoughts go out to everyone who's been affected by this. Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home."

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He continued: "When something like that happens in your hometown, you don't have a feeling of being glad that you're so far away, what you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them. London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city and one thing is for sure: if this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one. Tonight, we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. Stay safe." Two victims of the attack which left four dead and 40 injured, have now been named. Mum-of-two Aysha Frade was on her way to collect her children from school when she was hit by the attacker's car on Westminster Bridge. PC Keith Palmer was also fatally stabbed after confronting the armed attacker.