I have been watching actor/’comedian’ James Corden’s new World Cup Live show (TFI Friday rip off) on ITV 1 and ITV 4 since the tournament kicked off in South Africa on June 11th, and it is quite entertaining. However his interviews with individual members from the ridiculously lacklustre England squad (waste men) has so far been embarrassing to watch.
I know that James is a huge football fan and that footballers in this country are treated like “Gods”, but he seriously needs to calm down, and needs to get a grip of himself.
So far the star has interviewed England’s team captain Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Peter Crouch, who actually looked as if they enjoyed spending time with a brown-nosing/over excited James. But it makes for uncomfortable viewing watching a grown man giggle like a groupie, who then follows that up with an over exaggerated high-pitched laugh whenever anything mildly amusing passes each man’s lips.
It also makes for uncomfortable viewing when he tries to be overly funny, then becomes animated, invades their personal space by sitting/standing too close, and makes it blatantly obvious that he craves their acceptance.
I cannot help but cringe. It’s all so desperate.
To my UK-based visitors who have not seen James Corden’s World Cup Live, tune in to ITV 1 tomorrow night (Wednesday 23rd June) at 9.30pm, and you will see exactly what I mean.
*Footage of his interviews might now also be available to watch on YouTube.*
Categories: UK TV