This Monday, James Corden hosts ‘The Late Late Show‘ virtually from quarantine. He does so because he came into contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.
Corden starts Monday night’s episode with the truth, “Today, I was told that I’d come into contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19,”
He says that he’s taken the test and it has come back negative. Corden has taken this added measure to be extra cautious. He also wants to keep his team members safe.
Corden created the illusion of being on set by placing a TV on a desk inside the studio.
Corden Shares His View On Virtual Hosting
He calls this sudden move “a shame” as he believes that he was just “getting into a rhythm in the studio.”
Also, it is not certain for how long Corden wants to continue hosting in this manner. Health expert recommends that self-quarantine should last for a minimum of 14 days.
The rest of the show’s crew and the band continues to work in the studio.
Corden says “the show must go on, and we are here, and we are so happy that you’re watching.”
He also joked with one staff member saying that there’s a great chance that by the weekend that staff member will host the show.
Details On Why The Show Was Off-Air For Some Months
On August 11, Corden’s show returned to his studio after being off-air since March. As part of the return, he followed the new filming protocols which include masked staff, hand sanitizing stations and socially distanced filming.
Corden was one among other late night hosts to return to TV, with Jimmy Fallon being the first to return in July.
But, shows like ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ are still waiting to return into studios.