The executive producer of the Late Late Show has denied James Corden does not drive the car himself while filming Carpool Karaoke.
Ben Winston responded to a viral video of Corden filming with Justin Bieber, which shows the car being towed by a rig.
He wrote on Twitter: “We only use a rig when we are doing a ‘stunt’ as part of the Carpool – when it would be impossible for James to drive!
By stunt I mean – dance routines / costumes / props etc ! Dont worry too much though. I’m pretty sure there are bigger issues to worry about! 🤣
— Ben Winston (@benwinston) January 23, 2020
“This has occurred only maybe 4 times in 50 or so carpools… Safety is key!
“By stunt I mean – dance routines / costumes / props etc ! Dont worry too much though. I’m pretty sure there are bigger issues to worry about!”
The show also poked fun at the controversy surrounding the video, sharing a photo on Twitter of Corden and actor Samuel L Jackson in front of a blue screen that was later made to look like a car.
guys, we don't even use a real car pic.twitter.com/O0sxMwNFtP
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 23, 2020
The tweet read: “Guys, we don’t even use a real car.”
Carpool Karaoke has been a viral sensation and has seen stars including Adele, Celine Dion and Billie Eilish join Corden in a car to sing a string of their hits.
The Late Late Show segment has been such a success it has been made into its own show on AppleTV.