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James Corden causes major reaction with return of Carpool Karaoke after two-year pause

Fans were delighted

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Nicky Morris
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James Corden's Carpool Karaoke made its long-awaited return on Wednesday night's edition of The Late Late Show - and it's safe to say that fans couldn't be happier. 

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Rapper Nicki Minaj joined the talk show host in his SUV for the popular singing segment, which has been put on hold for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Wednesday's episode saw Nicki sing along to some of her best hits while riding shotgun in James' car, including Anaconda, Starships and Chun-Li. She also flexed her impressive British accent and gave a rendition of Adele's Someone Like You.

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Fans were overjoyed to see the return of the much-loved celebrity series and took to Twitter to express their delight. One person wrote: "I was jamming out to see starships along with @NICKIMINAJ during her #NICKICARPOOL. I loved every minute of that #CarpoolKaraoke," while another added: "Y'all!!!  Carpool Karaoke with @NICKIMINAJ was iconic!!!"

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Nicki Minaj appeared on Carpool Karaoke on Wednesday night

A third person commented: "This content is so exciting and refreshing to watch. Like in this latest climate what a way to bring back #CarpoolKaraoke with Nicki. This is how you kick things back off," while another celebrated the return of the segment in a tweet to James and Nicki: "Absolutely loved it! So glad #CarpoolKaraoke is back. You two killed it."

The last celebrity to make a solo appearance with James in Carpool Karaoke was Niall Horan back in March 2020. 

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The segment returned after a prolonged break 

Addressing the highly-anticipated return of the series at a recent press conference, James said: "It's felt over the past year — very, very slowly, in one sense or another — like we started to get our show back. But this was, this is obviously a big part of our show — this segment." 

The 43-year-old continued: "The entire pandemic … there [were] so many things that we couldn't do, and I think that's true of every show. But for us, our show is very much about getting out there, whether that's running out into the street and doing musicals in a crosswalk or big taped bits or having all the guests together on a couch at the same time."

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