A petition begging for the US to keep British comedian James Corden has started circulating online, claiming that the UK already has enough to deal with.
"Eight years ago, James Corden left the UK for the US to work on The Late Show," the petition reads.
"Since then, we've had to collectively deal with the impact of the Tory government, Brexit and Covid-19. But throughout, there was that slight beacon of hope ... [the absence of] James Corden."
If you hadn't already caught on to the vibe, the petition continued: "But now he's leaving [The Late Late Show] and is returning to our British pastures. So I beg you, if you do one thing today, please, I implore you to sign this petition."
The reason for exiling Corden was listed as there was not 'enough cringe in this small country for him to induce'.
Other alternatives listed instead of a return to the UK were dumping the chat show host on an isolated Scottish island or sending him over to Ukraine to lend a hand.
And it seems others are jumping on board.
One person commented on the petition: "Come on folks. He’s used the USA [and] now he wants to return here and get some Prime TV [slot] telling us all how brave, ginge, and whinge [we] are. Well, I for one don’t need that."
A second added: "Of all the issues we’ve endured over the past few years, this one hits home the most."
Hoo boy, that is a pretty ice cold reception if you ask us. And we ain't talking about swapping sunny California for a blistery UK winter.
Corden revealed he will quit The Late Late Show on April 28 in order to move back to the UK with his family.
He made the announcement during an April taping of his show, telling the studio audience that while he'll be back in action for another season, it would be his final year at the helm of the talk show.
This is not the first time Corden has been the subject of an online petition.
In 2011, a petition demanded James Corden stay away from the movie adaptation of the Wicked musical.
The sentiment was shared by thousands of people with over 108,000 people signing the petition to keep him away from the film adaptation.
You can check out the petition regarding his return to the UK here.
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