James Corden’s 'Carpool Karaoke' to return after two-year break during pandemic

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James Corden is returning to Carpool Karaoke this month. (PA)
James Corden is returning to Carpool Karaoke this month. (PA)

It's been two years since James Corden was able to share a ride with celebrities, but Carpool Karaoke is finally returning after its pandemic break.

The Late Late Show which Corden hosts tweeted on Friday to confirm that the popular singalong segment was back on after two years of having to social distance and at one point singing being banned to curb the spread of coronavirus, making sitting in a confined space impossible.

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He also revealed that Nicki Minaj would be his first guest, offering a clip of the pair singing her hit Anaconda together, and that Camila Cabello was also signed up.

The video announced: "After two years of not being able to sit this close social distancing is over," while showing a compilation of clips from previous Carpool Karaoke episodes.

It confirmed that Minaj would appear on 6 April and Cabello's episode would air on 18 April.

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One Direction star and close friend of Corden Niall Horan was the last star to appear on Carpool Karaoke, back in March 2020 just before lockdown restrictions came in.

Celebrities who have starred in the show with Corden have included Ed Sheeran, Adele, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish.

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Harry Styles has been a Carpool Karaoke guest. (CBS)

In this week's Late Late Show, Corden mocked the Oscars controversy which saw Will Smith get up on stage and slap comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia.

Smith, who went on to be named Best Actor at the awards, then shouted at Rock from the audience to "keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth".

HOLLYWOOD, CA - March 27, 2022.    Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the show  at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022.  (Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage during the Oscars. (Getty Images)

Corden turned to his musical performance roots to poke fun at the situation in a skit that saw the programme's team discussing how to cover the Oscars.

He said: "We don't talk about Jada. No, no, no," before breaking into song and changing the lyrics to We Don't Talk About Bruno from the Best Animated Film winner Encanto.

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