James Corden forced to film Late Late Show from home after Covid-19 outbreak


James Corden was forced to work from home on Monday night’s The Late Late Show after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

The late night talk show host was at his desk, so to speak, as he was projected on a TV set placed there.

He explained: ‘Today I was told that I’d come into contact with someone who recently tested positive for Covid-19.

‘I’ve taken the test, that test has come back negative. Out of abundance of caution for everyone who works on the show, I’m going to host the show over Zoom way more than six feet apart from anyone but my face will still be here, in the studio.’

Indeed, the rest of his team were in the studio as normal and we’re sure they appreciate James self-quarantining as instructed by standard COVID contact-tracing procedure.

The Late Late Show returned to the studio Aug. 11, and production had been running smoothly until now.

James admitted: ‘And it’s a shame because I thought like we were really getting into a rhythm in the studio.’

The Gavin & Stacey star previously shared the logistical hurdles after filming for over 10 weeks from his Hollywood mansion.

The 41-year-old Brit explained: ‘It’s odd. We all get tested twice a week, we all have temperature checks, you are never not sanitising and you wear a mask all the time. Most of the team [who] make the show are all working remotely on Zoom and stuff.

‘But it does feel nice to leave the house for a second… It was so isolating. Don’t get me wrong – I preferred the commute to walk into my garage. But other than that, this feels way better.’

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