James Corden usually goes for the laughs on his CBS talker. But on Wednesday’s edition of “Late Late Show with James Corden,” this British import spoke from heart about the terrorist attack earlier that day in his hometown of London, in which three civilians and a police officer were killed outside the Houses of Parliament. He opened the show sitting at his desk and readily admitted, “Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home.”
As Corden explained in a subdued tone, “When something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away. What you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”
He ended by striking a note of hope in this time of despair. “London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city, and one thing is for sure. If this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one.”
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