James Corden has opened up on the exact moment he made his mind up on leaving The Late Late Show to return to the UK. The former Gavin & Stacey star has been host of the popular guest show since 2015.
The show has been quite the breakthrough for the comedian, who portrayed the loveable ‘Smithy’ on the show. Since then, he has gone on to rub shoulders with the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more.
The Hillingdon native has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons recently coming under scrutiny after being banned from one of New York’s finest restaurants for "yelling like crazy at staff" over an omelette. But now, after seven years rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite, Corden is to come back to the UK, recently revealing he was missing ‘valuable’ time with his family.
In a new interview, the comedian admitted he was forced to miss a family holiday, making him realise he needed to make changes before it was too late. He opened up, saying he didn’t want to miss any more time away from his wife and children. The 44-year-old shares children Max, Carey and Charlotte with wife Julia, whom he has been married to since 2012.
He said to The Times: "We had to cancel last year’s summer holiday. When I told Max, he looked so sad, and I had this sudden revelation of the maths: we’ve only got six more summers with the kids, before they start wanting to go off with their mates, six if we’re lucky. I knew I just couldn’t do that again. So that’s why I quit."
Upon his imminent return to home soil, Corden also revealed he has nothing solid lined up, admitting he has reached the peak of his career. He said: “I’ve had to make peace with the fact that Gavin & Stacey, One Man, Two Guv’nors, History Boys, Late Late Show, McCartney – that might just be the high point of it all.”