There is no doubt that the Carpool Karaoke segment of the Late Late Show with James Corden is a fan favorite. With each segment starring singers like Adele, Sia, Harry Styles, Paul McCartney and Sam Smith racking up millions of YouTube views, this one piece of comedy helped Corden become a popular late-night host.
However, a recent video has gone viral, showing that Corden is not driving during the segment and that fans are questioning everything they know to be true.
On Wednesday, a Twitter user posted a video of Corden and Justin Bieber filming an upcoming piece of karaoke about carpooling in Los Angeles. And, the video showed Corden driving his famous black Range Rover … but a truck was towing the vehicle. James Corden Doesn’t Really Drive During Carpool Karaoke? Fans Can’t Believe It.
“I saw James Corden and Justin Bieber filming carpool karaoke and that’s why I have confidence issues – he doesn’t even drive!” Wrote Twitter user Zoli Honig.
In just 24 hours, the clip received over 11 million views and has been shared thousands of times. When fans saw the clip, there were two notable reactions. Some fans were upset that Corden cheated on his audience, while others praised the talk show host for thinking “safety first.”
“All the while, I respected James Corden so I could focus on driving and singing at the same time,” wrote one fan. “But now I feel betrayed. So even the Amigos, Mariah Carey, Michelle Obama and the rest were just a lie. ”
Another fan wrote that they felt better knowing that Corden was not actually driving because he had noticed Corden’s eyes on the road maybe 30% of the time during the segment.
One fan pointed out that Corden’s Carpool karaoke segment used to drive Stevie Wonder for a while, and wondered how shocked everyone was at the news that Corden was not actually driving.
Once the video went viral, The Late Late Show released a statement that Corden “still drives during Carpool karaoke”. will use a platform.