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James Corden breaks his silence after being called the 'most abusive customer' by restaurant owner

Stewart Perrie

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James Corden breaks his silence after being called the 'most abusive customer' by restaurant owner

James Corden has finally responded after a New York City restaurant owner absolutely ripped into the talkshow host.

Balthazar owner Keith McNally labeled the British funnyman the 'most abusive customer' in a scathing Instagram post.

McNally detailed two alleged incidents where Corden apparently behaved badly to the restaurant staff.

In the Instagram post, the head of the Balthazar eatery said he was banning Corden from ever dining at his establishment.

He eventually reversed the ban after Corden apparently called him to apologise.

Several days went by without even a peep from the host of The Late Late Show, however he's now broken his silence.

He was being interviewed by The New York Times ahead of his Prime Video mini-series Mammals being released next month.

Journalist Dave Itzkoff asked Corden if he was doing okay in light of having a pretty full on week.

He replied: “About what? What do you mean?”

Later in the interview, Itzkoff said he was surprised Corden still wanted to do the interview due to all the bad press he was having.

Corden responded with: "I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level.

“So why would I ever cancel this? I was there. I get it. I feel so Zen about the whole thing.

"Because I think it’s so silly. I just think it’s beneath all of us. It’s beneath you. It’s certainly beneath your publication.”

Because the talkshow host doesn't spend a lot of time lurking through social media comments, he seems to be blindly unaware of the storm that has been brewing around his reputation this week.

"I haven’t really read anything. It’s strange. It’s strange when you were there," he explained.

Credit: travelstock44 / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: travelstock44 / Alamy Stock Photo

Everyone wants to know what his side of the story is and it looks like he'll address it.

He said: "I think I’m probably going to have to talk about it on Monday’s show. My feeling, often, is, never explain, never complain. But I’ll probably have to talk about it.”

You'd probably want to say something after the way he was described by Keith McNally.

"James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man," McNally wrote in his initial Instagram post. "And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago."

After getting the apology phone call from Corden, McNally said he would be happy to welcome the TV talkshow host back to his restaurant.

He said: "I strongly believe in second chances...anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere."

It will be very interesting to see what he says next week on The Late Late Show.

Featured Image Credit: Guy Bell/Alamy Live News. David Dixon / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, James Corden

Stewart Perrie
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