James Corden is bringing his incredibly popular US chat show, The Late Late Show, to the UK for three special episodes. The Gavin and Stacey star announced his plans in a trailer which shows him packing up his set with the help of Reggie Watts, who runs the music on the show. When James says he's going to miss the studio, Reggie agrees, calling the show's cancellation "inevitable". James replied: "We haven't been cancelled, Reggie, we're just taking the show to London for a week," while Rule, Brittania! plays in the background.
James has revealed new episodes will be filmed in the UK
Speaking about the upcoming episodes, James said: "To bring 'The Late Late Show' to the UK is a dream come true for me. I'm incredibly proud of the show and we're going to do our best to make this week in London memorable." The episodes, which will air in early June, will be filmed at Westminster Central Hall. The show host recently took Take That for a spin around L.A. for the incredibly popular Carpool Karaoke segment for a Comic Relief special. Speaking about their car ride, James said: "For me as a Take That fan to be here in this car is unreal for me."
James has previously called London his hometown, and gave a heartfelt tribute to the city following the Westminster terror attack in March. At the time, he said: "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."