James Corden Fills in as Taylor Swift's Backup Dancer — and She Instantly Regrets It
James Corden's sketch also featured cameos from Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith and Liam Payne
On Thursday, the Late Late Show emcee, 39, debuted the latest installment of his popular “Take a Break” segment, this time assuming the position of general manager of the Los Angeles venue The Forum on the same night of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert.
And during the temporary gig, Corden overextended his managing duties as he also played security guard for Ed Sheeran, assistant for Niall Horan, hype man for Demi Lovato, vocal coach for Sam Smith and TV operator for Liam Payne before he was prompted to step up and “help” Swift, who was missing a dancer in her stage entourage.
Dressed in a mesh snake embroidered sweater, the father of two learned the routine to the pop star’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and even initiated an awkward pre-performance huddle with Swift and her group.
“When I say James, you say…,” he said before Swift yelled, “Franco!”
Adding, “Is that wrong? I thought we were naming our favorite James.”
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