Carpool Karaoke host James Corden opened up about the future of the show’s episode featuring late
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. The episode had the band do Corden’s signature bit, which originated from The Late Late Show, with comedian Ken Jeong. Shortly after taping, Bennington took his own life.
“We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” Corden told the Associated Press.
He continued: “We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now … it’s a tragedy.”
Chester’s widow, Talinda Bennington, thanked the show for deferring the choice to family if the episode is to ever air.
James Kimberley Corden, OBE (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, comedian, television host, and singer. He hostsThe Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.
Along with Welsh actress Ruth Jones, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the UK No.1 single “Shout“, along with grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and duetted with Australian singer Kylie Minogue on a cover of “Only You” in 2015. Appearing on the UK charity telethon Comic Relief in 2011, Corden created his Carpool Karaoke sketch when he drove around London singing songs with George Michael. Since 2009, Corden has presented the Brit Awards ceremony five times, four by himself and once with Matthew Horne and Kylie Minogue. In 2016, he hosted the 70th Tony Awards and the following year hosted the59th Annual Grammy Awards, replacing long-time host LL Cool J. He has presented the sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky 1 since 2010.