James Corden Pays Tribute To London Terror Attacks On ‘The Late Late Show’
Host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, took a moment out of his usually feel-good talk show last night to address the shocking terror attacks that took place in London yesterday.
Corden, who is from London but resides in Miami, California, paid tribute to those in his home nation following the news that the UK’s capital city had fallen victim to a terrorist attack.
The 38-year old comedian and presenter spoke to the audience in the studio and viewers at home, saying,
There was a terror attack today in my hometown, the city of London in Westminster. While we’re filming this, it’s still unknown what the motives were. What we do know at this point is that people have lost their lives and many, many more have been injured.
Talking with heartfelt sympathy for those who have been affected, he continued,
Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home. And it’s funny 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.
Corden, who has hosted the American late-night chat show since 2014, went on to ensure that the terrifying incident would only unite Brits even further, explaining,
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. Tonight we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. Stay safe everybody, please.
The attack occurred on Wednesday afternoon, March 22, when a man drove his car across Westminster Bridge, mowing down innocent members of the public.
He then preceded to stab a police officer outside the infamous Houses of Parliament.
It’s since been confirmed that four people – including the attacker – have died, and around 40 people were injured.
It’s thought that U.S President, Donald Trump, has made a phone call to UK Prime Minster Teresa May following the news of the attack.
Watch James Corden’s tribute in full below: