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James Corden Reveals He Was Afraid of Being Fired From 'Late Late Show'

James Corden Reveals He Was Afraid of Being Fired From 'Late Late Show'

James Corden is getting candid about his career.

The 42-year-old late night TV host revealed he was afraid of getting fired from The Late Late Show during an interview on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday (October 9).

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During his appearance, James talked about first getting the gig in 2015.

“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,” he revealed.

“I said to my wife Julia, ‘I’m going to get fired, this won’t work. And as soon as we get fired, we’ll just want to get back to London, so we don’t want to be lumbered with a couch,’” he revealed, saying that lasted for about two years.

“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.”

He adds that he believes it’s “quite a healthy point of view.”

“I think outside of even work, just in life, if you can constantly try to Google Earth yourself, realize where you are, realize 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,” he said.

“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,” he said.

He also recently addressed the rumor of replacing Ellen DeGeneres.

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