‘It is a miracle my wife hasn’t left me!’: James Corden jokes his new pandemic ‘hobby’ is hiding from his family in the bathroom to get some quiet time
He’s a doting dad to his three children.
And just like many parents during the pandemic, James Corden has revealed he’s taken to stealing some quiet time alone by hiding in the bathroom.
The Late Late Show host, 42, also said he’d go to Weight Watchers with his mum when he was just 11 years old while talking to Oprah Winfrey for a WW webinar.
Joker: James Corden has revealed he’s taken to stealing some quiet time away from his family by hiding in the bathroom during the pandemic
Reflecting on how life has changed over the past 12 months and affected his home life in LA, James said he’s been known to get work done in the bathroom.
According to The Mirror, he said: ‘My new hobby in the pandemic is hiding in the bathroom to just read and write emails. I am like, ‘Just nipping to the bathroom, kids’ and could be there for 40 minutes reading and writing emails.
‘It is a miracle my wife has not killed me or left me during this time. Be honest. Who’d want to walk a mile in her shoes? She holds our entire family together.’
James and his wife Julia Carey are parents to their three children – Max, 10, Carey, six, and Charlotte, three.
Couple: The TV star, 42, praised his wife Julia Carey, saying ‘it’s is a miracle my wife has not killed me or left me during this time’ (pictured together in February 2020)
And it seems that James’ answered emails and work done in the bathroom has paid off as he’s nominated at Sunday’s Golden Globes.
The star is in the running for a prestigious gong in the performance in a musical or comedy category, but James said he keeps his awards in a cupboard.
James explained he’s not too sure it’s ‘good’ to see his accolades all the time as he believes people can ‘come unstuck’ if they think they’re ‘more of a dude’ than they are – and doesn’t want to think ‘oh, look at me’ every time he walks past them.
Elsewhere in the interview, the actor also reflected on his weight and revealed he started going to Weight Watchers as a child living in High Wycombe, England.
Back then: The star, who recently revealed he has lost more than a stone in five weeks, also said he’d like to ‘experience a day underneath 200lb’ (pictured in Gavin And Stacey in 2007)
He said: ‘I used to go with my mum to Weight Watchers when I was 11 or 12 and it’s the only thing that ever worked for my mum.’
James added that his family still take part in the newly named WW and do a ‘Zoom weigh-in’ every three weeks to celebrate if any of them have lost weight.
The star, who recently revealed he has lost more than a stone in five weeks, also said he’d like to ‘experience a day underneath 200lb’.
James told Oprah: ‘When I met my wife I was 280lb (20st). When I started this on WW I was 236lb and now I am 220lb. I would like to experience a day under 200lb. I am really going to try to keep going on this.’
To achieve this goal James said he needs to ‘change his relationship’ with food, saying he sometimes struggles when his children want things which he can’t eat.
Slimmed down: The star revealed in the New Year that he has signed up to the health and fitness programme. Pictured left in 2018 and right in 2000
The TV host explained how they went for pizza recently and he was gutted over not being able to eat it, however came up with a clever work-around.
James said he and Julia ended up making a chickpea pizza which doesn’t have much cheese and ended up being delicious and leaving him feeling ‘smug’.
James joins fellow stars DJ Khaled and Robbie Williams in representing brand WW and using the platform to get in shape and change their lives.
The TV star, who first burst onto TV screens in scripted series Fat Friends in 2000, said: ‘The weight is not the issue, it’s the wellness of it I am ready to tackle. I’m going to take this year and work towards getting healthy…
‘If 2020 taught us anything it was that taking care of yourself has to be a priority. I called WW because I absolutely believe that they have the tools in place to help me make this change.’
James comments about life in lockdown and his weight come after his very candid interview with the Duke of Sussex, 36, that aired days before the royal’s set to have a sit-down chat with the Queen of US TV: Oprah Winfrey.
In the segment which was filmed for James’ The Late Late Show, Harry and the comedian are seen chatting on an open top bus, rapping to the Fresh Prince of Bell Air theme tune and doing a military-style assault course.
Meghan Markle also revealed her nickname for Prince Harry is Haz during her short appearance via FaceTime.
Big deal: Earlier this week, James interviewed his good pal Prince Harry for The Late Late Show with the duo being seen rapping and FaceTiming Meghan Markle
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