James shows how he became the host of The Late Late Show over the likes of Simon Cowell, Chris Rock
and Lena Dunham in a fashion fit for Willy Wonka, and with a lot of help from Jay Leno. Eddie from 1:24Daily Mirror: Pals Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep, Simon Cowell, Chris Rock, Arnie Schwarzengger and Shia Lebeouf join James for his hilarious welcome to America clip
James Corden has a huge myriad of A list friends, and it seems most of them joined him to film a hilarious pre-recorded video to welcome him to the States.In a tongue-in-cheek explanation as to how he landed his job as host of the revamped Late Late Show, the sketch began with CBS President Leslie Moonves putting a golden ticket into a chocolate.
All very Willie Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Cowell was disappointed not to find it in his bar, as was his old stage school buddy, Oscar winner Redmayne. Eventually, after huge disappointment upon these superstar's faces, James found himself as Charlie...
cropped video captures (click for full size)HOW JAMES CORDEN WENT FROM SHOW TUNES WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE TO A NEW, SNARK-FREE "LATE LATE SHOW"