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James Corden was forced to address rumours that he doesn’t drive car for Carpool Karaoke

Dominic Smithers

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James Corden was forced to address rumours that he doesn’t drive car for Carpool Karaoke

James Corden was once forced to address rumours that he didn't actually drive during Carpool Karaoke.

A while back, people absolutely lost their s**t after a photo emerged which appeared to show the British comedian and Justin Bieber being towed along for the popular Late Late Show segment.

For those of you who don't know what we're talking about, though I imagine that's very few, the funny feature sees Corden hop in his motor with a big name singer and belt out a few tunes as they drive around.

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In the past, the Gavin and Stacey star has had the likes of Stevie Wonder, Adele, Elton John and Ed Sheeran in his passenger's seat.

However, fans were shocked when a snap of the car was posted online, seemingly breaking the illusion that Corden actually drives during the segment. And it got to the point where he was forced to explain himself.

During the monologue on his show, the 44-year-old said: "I always drive the car, unless we're doing something we think might not be safe, like a dance routine or a costume change, or if I'm drunk.

James Corden was once forced to address rumours that he doesn't drive during Carpool Karaoke. Credit: @zolihonig
James Corden was once forced to address rumours that he doesn't drive during Carpool Karaoke. Credit: @zolihonig

"But in the case of Justin Bieber it was a safety issue where we thought it was best to tow the car - frankly I just kept getting lost in his eyes.

"Look, I'm just shocked I've done something that upset people more than Cats.

"I swear to you, 95 percent of the time I really am endangering the lives of the world's biggest pop stars, OK?"

Corden went on to highlight how everything isn't always as it seems on TV.

He said: "This is a TV show, not everything is real: our show doesn't tape after midnight, we tape at 5pm and pretend that it's late.

"And I hate to be the bearer of even more bad news, but while we're getting things out in the open, I don't actually need them to help me get to work - often I'm at work already.

"I just thought that we all knew this and I'm sorry that you were so deep into the reality of Carpool Karaoke, but it's TV, and sometimes we do stuff just for the sake of entertainment.

"But when it comes to Carpool, with very rare exceptions for safety, I'm driving the car. And I want credit for it. Because I was raised driving on a completely different side of the road."

Corden regularly gets the biggest stars in the world to go for a drive. Credit: The Late Late Show With James Corden
Corden regularly gets the biggest stars in the world to go for a drive. Credit: The Late Late Show With James Corden

Corden came in for some criticism this week after a restaurant owner branded him the 'most abusive customer' and banned him from entering their premises again.

Keith McNally, who owns Balthazar in the Big Apple, ripped into Corden, accusing him of being disrespectful to restaurant staff.

In a post to Instagram, the 71-year-old said: "James Corden is a hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man, and the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago."

He later shared that Corden had since contacted him to apologise for his behaviour, and said that he was willing to give him a second chance.

McNally explained: "Having f**ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances. So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven."

Featured Image Credit: PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy/Twitter

Topics: James Corden, UK News, US News, Food And Drink, TV and Film

Dominic Smithers
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