James Corden reveals the one person who walked off 'Carpool Karaoke'
Whatever you may think of James Corden, there's no denying that his Carpool Karaoke idea was a stroke of genius. The presenter, who hosts the Late Late Show, divides opinion due to his loud and egotistical nature, but Carpool Karaoke is undoubtedly his saving grace. Everyone seems to have featured in the segment, with Mariah Carey, Adele, Justin Bieber and Red Hot Chili Peppers being just a few of the artists to have sat with Corden and belted out their songs with him.
However, it turns out that not all celebrities are fans of the show. During an edition of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" - a game which is essentially truth or dare - Steve Tyler put Corden on the spot.
“Has any guest ever been so annoyed they walked off the show?” asked Tyler.
Corden had the choice of answering the question or eating some pig head jelly. While the presenter initially opted to cut himself some of the jelly, he decided to spill the beans instead.
“There’s only one person,” said Corden. And then he begrudgingly told the story;
“It wasn’t the show. What happened was… this was a couple of years ago. We had an idea… to shoot a – I want to preface this by saying I kinda understand it and I get it and I hold no grudge, I don’t. What happened was… for the anniversary of Back to the Future, we were gonna do a sort of, “Best of the ’80s” Carpool Karaoke.
"And we had booked – in a DeLorean – and we booked Bryan Adams, right, to come and do the thing, and we were very excited. I love Bryan Adams, he’s got hits for days, he’s terrific.
"I don’t know that Bryan’s management had told Bryan that it was sort of a collaboration with lots of other singers from that time period… Bryan’s walked in, seen the list of other people that have done it, turned around, walked, and got in his car and left.
"I’ve never seen – I’ve never heard from him. He just bolted. He was gone.”
While Corden's Carpool Karaoke may have proved popular with his audience, Bryan Adams isn't the first celebrity to have had a problem with it. Speaking to NME, Foo Fighters also said that they found filming the sketch a little long winded.
“By hour three in dude’s car it got less fun,” guitarist Pat Smear told NME. “It kinda went on. When we stopped at Guitar Centre, that felt like we were done, but it was like ‘this is halfway’.”
“Oh he definitely is [a music lover],” Dave Grohl told NME. “And he’s a very nice guy. But y’know, I don’t mind singing my own songs at Glastonbury or The O2 but if I had to sing you a song right now I’d be too embarrassed.”
After Smear said that “singing other people’s songs would have been easier”, Grohl added: “I could do that all day. We did The Ramones, and Rick Astley, but they didn’t use it. I don’t know why.”
So it looks like Corden may have some work to do when it comes to convincing other celebrities to join him on his drive to work. Shame, I thought it would've been Adams' idea of Heaven.