Petition launched urging US to KEEP James Corden as UK can't deal with 'cringe' anymore
A campaign to keep British comedian James Corden in the US has gone viral online, arguing that the UK already has enough problems. According to his Fulwell 73 co-founder Ben Turner, James Corden will leave 'The Late Late Show' in the spring and move back to the United Kingdom. The petition on Change.org has only got 51 signatures when this article was published.
There wasn't "enough cringe in this small country for him to induce," according to the justification for discarding Corden. "Eight years ago, James Corden left the UK for the US to work on The Late Show," the petition reads. "Since then, we've had to collectively deal with the impact of the Tory government, Brexit and Covid-19. But throughout, there was that slight beacon of hope ... [the absence of] James Corden." The petition continued: "But now he's leaving [The Late Late Show] and is returning to our British pastures. So I beg you, if you do one thing today, please, I implore you to sign this petition." According to Variety, Corden's production company's founding partner Turner stated that he is "really excited to get James back in the U.K." Turner spoke at the Banff World Media Festival in Alberta, Canada, where he discussed the company's 'Among the Stars' Disney+ series.
The petition even went on to suggest that the talk show presenter may even be sent to a remote island off Scotland or sent to help out in Ukraine. One person remarked under petition: "Come on folks. He’s used the USA [and] now he wants to return here and get some Prime TV [slot] telling us all how brave, ginge, and whinge [we] are. Well, I for one don’t need that." A second added: "Of all the issues we’ve endured over the past few years, this one hits home the most."
In order to reunite with his family in the UK, Corden confirmed he will leave 'The Late Late Show' on April 28. He revealed it to the studio audience at a filming of his show in April, saying that while he will return for another season, it would be his last as host of the talk show.
This is not the first time that a petition has been started online for Corden. A petition to keep James Corden out of 'Wicked' the movie was started in 2011. Thousands of others agreed with this feeling, and more than 108,000 people signed the petition to keep him out of the movie.