James Corden admits fame turned him into a d**khead as he talks success

James Corden has opened up on his rapid rise to stardom, and admitted his sudden fame after the success of Gavin and Stacey turned him into a "brat".

The co-writer, who pens the hit programme with Ruth Jones, confessed he became rude and "arrogant" as he quickly rose to notoriety.

Recalling the events, the British funnyman admitted he wasn't prepared for the "first flush of fame" and his mum had to intervene when he started acting like a "bit of a d**khead".

Speaking to the New Yorker, the Late Show host said: "I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am.

"It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame. And I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it."

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He later added his parents Margaret and Malcolm 'prayed for him', with Margaret explaining: "They would come in and say to James, 'Don’t be a d**khead'."

And James added that Rob Byron, who plays Uncle Bryn on Gavin & Stacey, warned him about his questionable behaviour after "hearing things" about the Smithy actor's actions.

Pulling James to one side, Rob explained: "I said, 'Look, this is a bit awkward to say, but I’m just hearing these things about you, and you’ve got to know that the way you behave has an effect on people'."

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James realised he needed to speak to someone about his feelings, and decided to seek therapy.

During a one-on-one session, he told the therapist: "I used to be a better person than this.’

Moving away from his brattish past, James is currently on a career high thanks to Gavin and Stacey's one-off Christmas Special.

10 years after the last episode aired, the Welsh and Essex gang regrouped for a festive special and the episode became the most-watched scripted show of the decade,

Viewing figures released by the BBC showed that 17.1 million people tuned into the programme.

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