Director slams James Corden as most difficult presenter he's ever worked with
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A director has hit out at James Corden, branding him the 'most difficult and obnoxious presenter' he has ever worked with.
The comic is no stranger to controversy, having been called out in the past for his alleged behaviour.
And now he's come under fire again after a former colleague claimed that he was not easy to get along with while working on the hit game show A League of Their Own.
Corden worked on the series from 2010 to 2019, working with other team members including Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, and Jack Whitehall, before Romesh Ranganathan took over as the host.
For anyone who doesn't know the show, as well as the in-studio stuff, there are also games and stunts that take place away from the set and are filmed in advance.
And one of the directors who worked on one of these set pieces has claimed it was not an easy job.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Craig Duncan opened up about his experience working on the show.
He was tasked with directing Corden, Flintoff, Redknapp and Whitehall, who were taking part in a Masterchef kind of task.
"The most difficult and obnoxious presenter I've ever worked with is James Corden," the director explained.
"I was asked by his production company would I be willing to direct a challenge that was gonna be part of their A League of Their Own show. It was season seven, episode three, and I'll never forget it.
"I said sure, and they said, 'How are you at working with difficult presenters?' I say, 'Oh right, ok. Well, I've filmed the Three Tenors before, and you can't get more of a prima donna than an opera singer'."
Duncan said he was then asked to come in to see a rehearsal for the show, so that he could get a feel for Corden's style.
With no audience, Duncan recalled sitting in 'the darkness' and watching Corden go through his lines.
And he remembered one moment in particular, where Corden took issue with one of the cards he had to read.
"It came to a point where he had to read from a card," Duncan recalled. "And it was kind of a joke in there, and he just looked at it like, 'That's not funny, that's not funny. It's s**t, we have to rewrite that'."
Putting it down to the Gavin and Stacey creator having a bad day, while he felt awful for whoever had written the joke, Duncan agreed to film the segment for the show.
But things got a little testy on set due to the limited time Corden was available for the shoot.
And with time running out, Duncan and his team had just five minutes left to get the shot they needed.
"We were working it out," Duncan recalled. "When old buggerlugs pipes up, 'What the f**k is going on here? It's obvious what you do. It's so obvious how you shoot it, you're stupid'.
"And I'm like, 'He's absolutely right guys, let's do that, that's the best thing to do [the camera crew looking incredulous]. We know what we're doing, right?"
After pacifying Corden, Duncan said that rather than getting the film in the can in five minutes, the presenter ended up being 45 minutes late back to the studio.
LADbible has contacted a representative for James Corden for comment.