​James Corden Is Homesick And Could Be Leaving America

After his widely-panned performance hosting this year's Grammy Awards, Americans took to Twitter in their droves to ask when they could give James Corden "back to England".

Now, the answer, it appears, may be sooner than they dared hope.

The comedian has revealed he is ready to quit his dream life in California and return to Blighty.


Despite (somehow) achieving huge commercial success fronting The Late Late Show and having a Malibu mansion to call home, Corden says he's become increasingly homesick for the UK. He worries his parents do not get to see his and wife Julia's three children enough.

Prepare yourself - that means he might be coming back.

"I'm almost certain we won't live here for ever," the former Gavin and Stacey star and writer told the Daily Mail's Event magazine. "Right now is the only time since we moved here when I've experienced homesickness.

"For a while it was lovely. For a time, it's great. With young kids it feels like a really great place to live. But then? I don't know."

And he added: "I'm unbelievably conscious that this is all great, amazing.

James Corden with his understated autobiography. Credit: PA
James Corden with his understated autobiography. Credit: PA

"But at some point, the phone is going to ring and we're going to feel a million miles away from people who might need us.

"That's what weighs on my mind. The money is lovely, but time with people - that's the only thing that matters."

It might be good timing as it goes.

Evidence suggests the former 39-year-old has been starting to grate with American audiences for some time.

He famously misread the nation's mood in October when joking about the Harvey Weinstein affair while hosting a charity event in Los Angeles - for which Rose McGowan declared him a "motherfucking piglet".

Then there was that Sean Spicer kiss. Critics claimed that he "normalised Fascism" by cosying up to Donald Trump's former press secretary at the Emmy Awards in September.Not, all in all, a good few months.

But be warned, American friends - you shouldn't celebrate too soon.

Corden still has two years left on his contract with The Late Late Show and remains in demand in Hollywood. Among other projects, he has recently voiced Peter Rabbit in the upcoming Beatrix Potter blockbuster.

Of that role, he said his son is "bursting with excitement. He asks about it far more than anything else I've done in my life. It's the only time he's ever shown any interest in what I do."

He may be States-side a while yet, then.

Words: Colin Drury

Featured Image Credit: Credit: The Late Late Show

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