James Corden feared he would be fired from the 'Late Late Show'.

James Corden

James Corden

The television presenter and actor has hosted the US talk show since 2015 but he admits there was one point where he worried so much about being sacked that he wouldn't even buy any furniture and just rented it instead.

He said: "When we moved here, my wife and I, we had two kids at that point, and I wouldn’t allow us to buy furniture. We rented all of our furniture. I said to Julia, 'I’m going to get fired, this won’t work. And as soon as we get fired, we’ll want to get back to London, so we don’t want to be lumbered with a couch.' Eventually my wife was like, ‘Please can we buy some furniture?’ And I was like, ‘OK, I think we are safe to buy furniture now.’ That’s been every day of my adult life, really.

"I’ve thought I’m going to get fired at some point. I think outside of even work, just in life, if you can constantly try to Google Earth yourself, realise where you are, realise what you are doing, fundamentally hang onto the very things that are important. Counting those blessings and checking your privilege and all those things I think are really useful and necessary things to do."

The 42-year-old star thinks the coronavirus pandemic has really helped people open up and admit if they're "struggling".

Speaking on The Drew Barrymore Show, he shared: "I actually think that is one of the few positives you can take from coronavirus, is if you and I had talked a year ago I would say, ‘How are you doing?’ And you’d go, ‘I’m great, everything’s great.’ And I would go, ‘Same, everything’s fantastic.’

"And actually there has been an amazing thing that has happened over these last past six, seven months where I will talk to friends of mine at home and I’ll go, ‘How are you doing?’ and they will go, ‘You know what? I am struggling to be honest. I’m struggling.’ …That’s a great thing, to be able to say, ‘This is how I feel.’ That’s a really lovely thing that I hope we don’t lose when we are on the other side of this."


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