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Harry Styles (briefly) replaces James Corden as Late Late Show host

By | Published on Wednesday 13 December 2017

Harry Styles

Sometimes you forget that James Corden hosts a major late night chat show in the US now, don’t you? It just doesn’t seem like a thing that would happen. Well, last night we could all pretend it never did happen, because Corden was nowhere to be seen when the show went to air. Instead, that bloody Harry Styles was there, cracking jokes and grinning to the camera.

Styles stepped in to host the show at short notice after Corden’s wife Julia went into labour with their third child. Explaining his presence as the show opened, Styles said: “This is very exciting, just half an hour ago, James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl. In fact, I was just at the hospital before I came to fill in, and she looks a lot like James. Mainly because James looks like a giant baby”.

He added: “I want you to know that I of course realise that this is James’s show and this is a one time only thing. Unless, CBS like what they see”.

If his success on the show does mean he becomes a permanent replacement for Corden, it could mean the end of Styles’ singing career. Which would be two birds, one stone I guess. Corden doesn’t seem too concerned though. He later¬†thanked Styles¬†for stepping in at “two and a half hours’ notice”.