James Corden Mocks Accusations He Doesn't Drive On Carpool Karaoke
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You're probably aware that last week loads of people lost their s**t after a video emerged in which James Corden and Justin Bieber appeared to be towed along while filming the The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke segment.
Reacting in a hyperbolic way, as people tend to on social media, fans of the show claimed their whole lives had been lies and the video had left them with 'trust issues'.
Now, the host has addressed the controversy, insisting that he does drive 95 percent of the time and mocking those who got so carried away about the whole thing.
.@JKCorden finally comes clean about #CarpoolKaraoke pic.twitter.com/hOLOPcJO2E
- The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 30, 2020
In a monologue on his show, the 41-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. 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?"
The Gavin & Stacey co-creator 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.
He continued: "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."
guys, we don't even use a real car pic.twitter.com/O0sxMwNFtP
- The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 23, 2020
So next time you tune into the show, you can rest assured that Corden is more than likely driving - though remember, neither he or his guest actually need a lift, they're just doing a bit of telly, yeah?