James Corden Teases One Direction 'Late, Late Show' Interview: 'I'll Ask What People Really Want To Know'

James Corden has spoken about his upcoming interview with One Direction, which sounds like it's going to be an exciting one.


The boyband will be making their first TV appearance as a four-piece, following Zayn Malik’s departure from the group, on ‘The Late, Late Show’ later this week, where they’ll be sitting down for an interview with James.

Speaking to reporters on the red carpet at the TV Baftas on Sunday night, James admitted that he was looking forward to 1D’s appearance on the show, insisting: “I’ll ask them the questions that people really want to know.

One Directon, shortly before Zayn's exit

“At the same time I consider them friends, so I hope we make a fun hour of TV.

"There’s nothing to be nervous about at all. It’s going to be great."

He also revealed that he was filming a comedy skit with the group, whose music video for 'Best Song Ever' he wrote the treatment for, ahead of their appearance on ‘The Late, Late Show’ on Thursday, 14 May.

James Corden

Liam Payne has previously spoken about the group’s upcoming appearance on the show, telling People: “James is one of our best mates and we're so proud of the massive success his show is having in America."

"We are currently working on a few surprises with James and his team that we hope our fans will enjoy. It's going to be a great night!"

Since taking over ‘The Late, Late Show’ back in March, James hasn’t exactly had to look far for A-listers to be on his show, with David Beckham, Mariah Carey and Tom Hanks all putting in an appearance in the first few weeks of being on the air.

His hard work has clearly paid off, as ‘The Late, Late Show’ was honoured with a Critics’ Choice nomination earlier this month.