Watch: Despite going into quarantine, James Corden has still hosted The Late Late Show
The Late Late Show host went ahead with host the show over video call after he was forced to self isolate in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Corden, 42, revealed on his show: “Today I was told that I’d come into contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19. I’ve taken the test, that test has come back negative.
“Out of abundance of caution for everyone who works on the show, I’m going to host the show over Zoom way more than six feet apart from anyone but my face will still be here, in the studio.
“And it’s a shame, because I thought like we were really getting into a rhythm in the studio. But the show must go on, and we are here and we are so happy that you’re watching.”
He joked to one of his crew members: “I think there's a very real chance by the end of this week you'll just be hosting the show.”
Corden lives in Los Angeles with his wife Julia Carey and their children – nine-year-old son Max, daughter Carey, five, and two-year-old daughter Charlotte.
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The Gavin and Stacey star moved to the US after landing the job of hosting The Late, Late Show in 2015.
Corden's show returned to filming in the CBS studio on 11 August after months of filming remotely due to the coronavirus lockdown.
He was one of a number of late night show hosts – including Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon – to return to filming in their studios, with socially distanced or no live audience present.
Corden said previously of being back in the studio without an audience: “It’s odd. We all get tested twice a week, we all have temperature checks, you are never not sanitising and you wear a mask all the time.
“Most of the team [who] make the show are all working remotely on Zoom and stuff. But it does feel nice to leave the house for a second…
“It was so isolating. Don’t get me wrong – I preferred the commute to walk into my garage. But other than that, this feels way better.”