After that disastrous Reddit AMA in which the world and his wife called him a dickhead, James Corden managed to claw back a bit of goodwill by announcing that he and Ruth Jones have got a new Gavin And Stacey Christmas special in the pipeline. But if you’ll allow us to gently lob the ball back over the net again…
The Old Vic used to run an annual event called ’24 Hour Plays’: a pricy charity gala where A-list actors, writers and directors would create and perform six short plays in just 24 hours. In 2008, Johnny Vaughan and James Corden were called upon to compere the event.
Taking to the stage between plays, the pair of them got steadily more drunk as the show went on, chatting about how much rum they’d been hammering backstage. As the night progressed, their patter got more and more aggressive and abusive towards the audience (who had all paid a pretty penny to be there). Eventually, the Old Vic’s artistic director decided to intervene and took over some of the duties himself.
It really comes to something when Kevin Spacey is your knight in shining armour.