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Resurfaced footage shows moment James Corden was told Mathew Horne refused interview with him

Resurfaced footage shows moment James Corden was told Mathew Horne refused interview with him

The pair played Smithy and Gavin on the beloved BBC sitcom, Gavin and Stacey

Joey and Chandler, Shaggy and Scooby, Gavin and Smithy... all famous best, best mates on screen.

But it’s not necessarily the same in real life for James Corden and Mathew Horne. Watch the moment Corden was told his former co-star refused to interview with him:

Whether you love him or hate him, Corden is one of the biggest names on the planet and has millions in the bank following the success of his US talk show, The Late Late Show.

But for most of us he will always be best known as Smithy, from the BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey.

The hit series ran for three seasons and remains one of the most popular British comedies of the past 20 years.

However, after the show ended, rumours began circulating that Corden had fallen out with his co-star and pal Horne after his move to the States.

Things came to a head when Corden appeared on Piers Morgan's Life Stories in 2019 and was told that Horne was asked to be part of the show but said no.

James Corden seemed taken aback when he learned that his mate said no to the interview.

In a clip that has resurfaced, Morgan asks Corden: "Do you talk much?"

"Err, we talk occasionally, yeah," Corden replies.

Morgan then says: "We asked him to take part in this programme and he chose not to."

"I didn't know that, but I can understand," a visibly shocked Corden said.

However, while the presenter seemed to frame it as though Horne had taken issue with something Corden had done, the actor later explained that this wasn't the case at all.

Horne said that it was, in fact, a manufactured spat, and that he never rejected the offer because he had fallen out with his former co-star.

Speaking to The Times, he said: "That's where the rumour that we'd fallen out started and it snowballed from there.

The pair are best known as Smithy and Gavin.

"I didn’t go on that show because I was filming out of London, and they could only film my interview on one day, and I couldn’t do it.

"The other reason is that I dislike Piers Morgan and everything he stands for."

Seems fair enough to be honest. He also later added that the pair have always remained close.

Horne explained: "The truth is that there was never any rift and everything is fine. James and I have always been friends and we always will be.

"I talk to him quite a bit given the time zones and it was great to see him and be acting with him again.

"We never fell out, it was never that… We had such an intense love for each other. We were one person for a long time."

Featured Image Credit: ITV / BBC

Topics: James Corden, Celebrity, Gavin And Stacey, TV and Film