James Corden cut a cool figure on Thursday as he strutted alongside crop top-clad F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris at the Miami Grand Prix previews.
The presenter, 43, was kitted out in a black McLaren polo shirt and dark sunglasses as he larked about in the paddock with the McLaren racers at the Miami International Autodrome.
James fun outing comes after he shocked fans last week by announcing he’s quitting The Late Late Show in a bid to spend more time with his family.
Trio: James Corden cut a cool figure on Thursday as he strutted alongside crop top-clad F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo [R]and Lando Norris [L] at the Miami Grand Prix previews
And James certainly appeared to be letting his hair down after breaking the news as he posed for fun snaps and videos with Lando, 22, and Daniel, 32.
The drivers were initially wearing the usual orange McLaren shirts, before James presented them with customised cropped versions adorned with colourful motifs and the words ‘#1 Driver’ on the front.
British Lando and Italian-Australian Daniel took their new look in their stride as they showed off their toned abs in the new tops.
Strut: The presenter, 43, was kitted out in a black McLaren polo shirt and dark sunglasses as he larked about in the paddock with the McLaren racers at the Miami International Autodrome
Daniel even shared a snap of his fun moment on Instagram, joking in his caption: ‘Geez our tan lines are gonna be horrible.’
The group were in good spirits as they enjoyed some downtime ahead of the main event, which kicks off on Sunday.
James and Lando were later seen taking a stroll around the circuit as they chatted away.
Fun times: James certainly appeared to be letting his hair down after breaking the news of his The Late Late Show exit as he posed for fun snaps and videos with Lando, 22, and Daniel, 32
Change: The drivers were initially wearing the usual orange McLaren shirts, before James presented them with customised cropped versions
Good sports: British Lando and Italian-Australian Daniel took their new look in their stride as they showed off their toned abs in the new tops
Hey there: The presenter looked delighted to meet the drivers at the F1 previews
While James was also seen wearing headphones as he mingled backstage as preparations continued for the Formula 1 World Championship.
DailyMail.com exclusively confirmed last week that James was quitting his gig at The Late Late Show in order to spend more time with his family in the UK.
There are big changes on the horizon for James and his wife of 10 years Jules who are mulling over a return to the UK with their three children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and Charlotte, four.
Nice: The group were in good spirits as they enjoyed some downtime ahead of the main event, which kicks off on Sunday
Walk this way: James and Lando were later seen taking a stroll around the circuit as they chatted away
What’s the chat: The pair looked in deep conversation as they went for a walk
A vision: James put his arm around Lando as they took a look at the Miami circuit
Behind-the-scenes: While James was also seen wearing headphones as he mingled backstage as preparations continued for the Formula 1 World Championship
An insider tells DailyMail.com that spending more time in the UK when season eight of The Late Late Show ends is ‘definitely on the horizon’.
Another source suggested he is planning on moving close to West Ham United’s London Stadium in east London.
An insider told the Sun: ‘James and Jules have had barely any time to see their families in the UK over the past few years due to his work schedule. They will go backwards and forwards for a while.
Chilled: The duo looked in good spirits during their time together
Chit chat: James was seen chatting backstage at the event
‘Long-term, they both want to see more of their parents and are considering a permanent move back in a couple of years. They sold their house in London so would have to look for a new base in the capital.’
The Late Late Show, which films out of Los Angeles, first premiered in 1995 with host Tom Snyder. Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson followed as host until James Corden came along in 2015.
James promised to ‘go out with a bang’ as he informed audiences of his decision to step down as the host of The Late Late Show.
Revealing the news during the latest episode of the US talk show he said the show had ‘changed my life’ and promised there would be ‘lots of tears’ when his tenure came to an end.
Exit: DailyMail.com exclusively confirmed last week that James was quitting his gig at The Late Late Show in order to spend more time with his family in the UK
The next move: James and Julia are mulling over a return to the UK with three children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and Charlotte, four, but they are still trying to ‘figure out’ what they will do
The Late Late Show: An A-list favourite
James Corden has played host to many A-lister guests on the Late Late Show. Famous faces who’ve appeared on his show include:
- Tom Hanks
- Lady Gaga
- One Direction
- Britney Spears
- Chris Martin
- Stevie Wonder
- Elton John
- Julia Roberts
- George Clooney
- Christina Aguilera
The show has also won a slew of awards, picking up 11 gongs and being nominated for 33 more.
Its wins include:
Primetime Emmy 2016 – Outstanding Interactive Program
Critics Choice Award 2020 – Best talk show
Critics’ Choice TV Award 2016 – Best talk show
Telly Awards 2018 – Bronze Telly
Use of Humor
Webby Awards 2021 – Social – Celebrity/Fan
Social – Entertainment
Video – Comedy: Shortform
Webby Awards 2020 – Video – Entertainment (Video Series & Channels)
YouTube Creator awards 2017 – Diamond Creator Award
‘Seven and half years ago I started hosting this show and there’s no other way to put it, it has changed my life,’ he said.
‘I never saw as it as my final destination, and I never want this show to overstay its welcome, I love making it and I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what’s out there.’
He added: ‘We are all determined to make this the best year we have ever had…we are going to go out with a bang.
‘The fact that you watch this…all over the world…is an absolute privilege for me and every single person who makes this show.’
‘We [CBS] desperately tried to keep him for longer but James only wanted to do one final year that will keep him on the show until next year,’ a senior CBS source revealed. ‘He’s been such a hit for us for so many years, we will miss him very much.’
‘It’s very rare to find a talent who can redefine a long running format. His skits went viral globally, smashing records and creating the most watched online clips in the history of late night TV,’ they continued.
‘The biggest stars in the world have appeared on his show – which even took him to the White House!’
James told Deadline it’s been a difficult decision after enjoying such huge success.
‘It’s been it’s a really hard decision to leave because I’m so immensely proud of the show. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year]. I always thought I’d do it for five years and then leave and then I stayed on. I’ve really been thinking about it for a long time, thinking whether there might be one more adventure.’
When asked if he plans to move home, James said he and his wife ‘genuinely don’t know the answer to that’.
‘It’s something we think about and we talk about a lot but we haven’t really made a decision on that yet. That’s the life side of things which we’ll figure out,’ he added.
‘I love living here [in LA]. I love everything it’s given. My family and I have never taken this incredible adventure for granted. Every day I drive down Sunset to work and I just think I’m from High Wycombe.’
Several stars have appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden. They include the likes of Cher and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
He did admit he’s eager to spend more time with his close pal Mark Noble, who is the captain of his favorite football team West Ham United. Noble is retiring at the end of this season.
‘He’s the happiest that I’m not leaving in September because he’s desperate to get out and play some golf,’ James said.
‘I’ll have been here for eight and a half years, he’s been at that club since he was nine. Nothing makes me happier to be thought of in the same breath as Mark Noble but I would be undeserving of such praise.’
An insider added to DailyMail: ‘What’s next? Well James is focused on producing a really spectacular current and final season of the show.’
‘He’ll also be launching Mammals in autumn (Fall), which he is excited about.’
‘However more time in the UK after filming wraps is definitely on the horizon as he is very close with his family there.’
Leading man: The Late Late Show premiered in 1995 with Tom Snyder as host, Corden (pictured with guests Julie Andrews and Kristen Bell) took over in 2015 following Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson