Former First Lady Michelle Obama will join James Corden for an epic international dodgeball game that will kick off The Late Late Show with James Corden in London, airing Tuesday 18 June to Friday 21 June, exclusively on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK. This is the third UK trip for The Late Late Show with James Corden.
To mark the first episode, the former First Lady leads Team U.S.A. against Corden’s Team U.K. in a phenomenal all-star match line up including Melissa McCarthy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harry Styles, Kate Hudson, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Lena Waithe, John Bradley and The Late Late Show bandleader, Reggie Watts.
Zai Bennett, Director of Programming, Sky UK and Ireland said: “‘We are overjoyed to welcome such a stellar line up of guests to Sky One later this month. It’s a testament to the show that the former First Lady will be involved in The London Late Late Shows as well! James is a master of entertainment, always delivering huge stars and stunning stunts – our viewers are in for a treat.’
Further episodes will see Chris Hemsworth star in an exclusive sketch where he battles Corden to see who would be the best employee in one of London’s finest restaurants. The cast of “Dark Phoenix” – including Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Sophie Turner – will join Corden for a double-decker bus tour of London. The Late Late Show in London will also include the premiere of a new ‘Crosswalk the Musical,’ featuring songs from ‘Les Misérables’ and filmed on the bustling streets of Paris.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Sheen and Louis Tomlinson will join previously announced guests including Gillian Anderson, Millie Bobby Brown, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, Lily James, Ian McKellen, and Simon Pegg on the couch. There will be magic from David Blaine and music from Little Mix and Mumford & Sons.
The episodes, produced by CBS Productions and Fulwell 73 and in association with Sky, will air in the US on the CBS Television Network and share highlights of James’ time in the UK.
Last year’s U.K-based episodes featured legendary musician Paul McCartney join Corden for an unforgettable ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ as well as a “Crosswalk the Musical” with famed musical theater composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Late Late Show regularly features viral segments such as ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ ‘Crosswalk: The Musical,’ ‘Drop the Mic’ and ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.’ The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late night clip with ‘Adele Carpool Karaoke,’ which has 199 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.
The Late Late Show will be available to watch on Sky One and NOW TV from 18th – 21st June