James Corden shares truth about Carpool Karaoke after viral video outrage
James Corden has addressed the outcry surrounding a viral video which seemed to suggest that he does not drive the car in his popular Carpool Karaoke series.
Swathes of the internet were left in disbelief after footage showed the actor and Justin Bieber in a Range Rover, which was being towed along the road as they filmed the segment.
Watch the footage below:
Corden addressed the controversy during a recent episode of his The Late Late Show, where he dismissed the allegations as "fake news".
"I know this looks bad," he said. "But I just want to say right now that I always drive the car unless we’re doing something where we think it might not be safe, like a dance routine or a costume change or if I’m drunk.”
"In the case of Justin Bieber, it was a safety issue where we thought it would be best to tow the car. Frankly, I kept getting lost in his eyes," he continued.
You can watch the full segment below:
The Gavin and Stacey co-creator then proceeded to share a number of headlines regarding the furore, joking "I’m just shocked I’ve done something that upset people more than Cats."
"I swear to you, 95 per cent of the time I really am endangering the lives of the world’s biggest pop stars," he added.
Corden then teased those who were shocked at the alleged news, saying "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 [the celebrities] to help me get to work – often, I’m at work already."
Carpool Karaoke is a series in which Corden drives around pop-stars as they sing their hit songs. He has hosted a number of high-profile celebrities, including Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters and Cardi B.