James Corden’s debut on CBS’ The Late, Late Show has been praised by fans and critics.
British James Corden, 36, a relative unknown in the US, was joined by Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis for the first show in LA on March 23.
He introduced himself to the audience, saying: “However shocked you are that I am doing this job, you will never be as shocked as I am.”
A raft of A-listers also joined forces to record videos for his first show.
“I’m sure lots of people are wondering how I ended up in this seat, and I include myself in that too, but rather than tell you we thought we would show you this,” James Corden said, introducing a Charlie And The Chocolate Factory-themed sketch.
It included appearances from Simon Cowell, Eddie Redmayne and Chris Rock all devastated or furious after opening chocolate bars without the golden ticket inside, before James Corden finds the winning ticket in the street.
Further cameos from Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay Leno put James Corden through his paces.
James Corden, who was not widely known in the US before, was praised for his likeability.
Sinead O’Connor said the “patronising and insulting tone” of a male researcher made her to pull out of an appearance on The Late Late Show this weekend.
Sinead O’Connor, 44, had been due to appear on the first Late Late Show of the season and have a chat with host Ryan Tubridy, who she revealed she had quite a disturbing crush on in The Sunday Independent a couple of weekends back.
Ryan Tubridy, 38, is a broadcaster, writer and songwriter and presents live shows on radio and television in Ireland. Tubridy is the current host of the long-running chat programme The Late Late Show.
In an earlier bizarre blog post, the Irish singer revealed the lack of intimacy in her life and said she is “so desperate for sex” that she is turned on by the sight of inanimate objects.
Sinead O’Connor said she will never appear on the Late Late Show again. (Getty/Splash images)
Sinead O’Connor decided to pull out her appearance on the show following a patronizing phone call from a Late Late researcher, after which she deduced that she would be stitched up in front of the viewing public.
In a today blog post, Sinead O’Connor wrote:
“Sadly I have had to pull out [of The Late Late Show] as, during the course of the conversation with the (male) researcher I was asked a number of questions which I found rude, patronising, insulting and disrespectful and which wounded me enormously and showed me it would not be either a safe or respectful environment in which to place my precious self.
“I value myself too much to allow myself to be so disrespected, patronised, and treated like a <<crazy>> person.”
Sinead O’Connor added that she will never appear on the show again and expressed disappointment that she had not received an apology, writing:
“I will never as long as I live, consider appearing on The Late Late Show again.
“And I might add that no apology or act of respect has been issued by either the presenter of the show, nor any one in a leading position on the show. I am tired of all this <<Sinead is crazy>> crap. It’s a disgrace.”