James Corden is an old hand when it comes to hosting a live awards show - think of his poker face when Adele spat the dummy when she was cut off at the Brits - so he has no fears when it comes to dealing with any unpredictable American artists when he comes to helm the Grammy Awards next weekend.
James has broken through many a barrier already on his way up the glittery ladder, and now the British favourite has broken another Tinseltown taboo - joking about his salary.
The host of CBS’s Late Late Show was asked if he was the most affordable person they could get for the prestigious Grammys gig.
He answered: “I cannot imagine there is one paid less.”
James may not have the astronomical salary of his late night talk show peers - the likes of Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel, as well as Stephen Colbert and Seth Myers - but it’s clear his star is firmly in the ascendant, with his Carpool Karaoke segment drawing millions of viewers on YouTube and attracting big names from Madonna to Michelle Obama.
James will host the 2017 Grammy Awards on 12 February, when performers billed to appear include Beyonce, Metallica and Adele.