Nobody was more nervous about James Corden's debut as host of this year's Grammy Awards than his parents, Margaret and Malcolm Corden

By Karen Mizoguchi
February 12, 2017 10:37 PM
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Nobody was more nervous about James Corden‘s debut as host of this year’s Grammy Awards than his parents, Margaret and Malcolm Corden.

“We’re terrified really,” Margaret told Kevin Frazier and Nancy O’Dell, during Sunday’s CBS pre-show, about her son’s emcee gig. “It’s something new, pretty special,” she added.

Fear wasn’t their only emotion: “We’re so proud of him” Malcolm said.

And not only were the proud parents dressed up for music’s biggest night, they also celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in a very special way — toasting the milestone from the awards show stage, as they pitched in with the opening monologue.

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Along with a little help from Heidi Klum, Malcolm will stage a fun bit for a segment, which his wife admitted on the red carpet she “couldn’t give a monkey” about — because Margaret had her “free pass”: Nick Jonas!

“This is an extraordinary week for me, not just because I’ve been given the opportunity to host this incredible show because this very night happens to be my parents’ 45th wedding anniversary and they’re here tonight, ladies and gentlemen. My mom and my dad are–dad? Dad: Hey!
Dad, what are you doing with Heidi Klum?” the Grammys host said.

“Well, your mom and I have an understanding, and I used my free pass tonight,” Malcolm responded before Klum added: “What are you gonna say James, He’s the cutest!”

As for Margaret, Nick was her gentleman for the night as she even wore his Balmain jacket. “Sorry James, your mom’s a lovely woman,” the “Jealous” singer retorted.

This isn’t the first time James has brought his parents along for a big event.

The 2016 Tony Awards host sweetly introduced his “mum and dad” during the telecast in October — and, as with the Grammys, his father assisted the Late Late Show host honor Broadway’s best by participating in his opening bit.

In addition, Margaret and Malcolm have become the Late Late Show‘s favorite correspondents: James previously sent them to cover the Super Bowl and received their dispatch from WWE’s Monday Night Raw.