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James Corden’s Dad Thought His New Late-Night Gig Was ‘A Terrible Idea’ (Video)

”Late Late Show“ host-to-be tells David Letterman that his father ”couldn’t even comprehend“ the idea of people watching TV at that hour

James Corden might have received CBS’s blessing to take Craig Ferguson‘s place on “The Late Late Show.” But his father’s blessing? That’s another story.

British performer Corden — who takes the reins of “The Late Late Show” on March 9, drops in on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Friday to discuss his new hosting gig — and his father’s reaction to the news.

To hear Corden tell the story, his dad didn’t exactly give him a resounding thumbs-up.

“[He] was asking about the show, and I was telling him about it, and I was saying that it’s after your show, which he couldn’t believe, and then he said, ‘Well, what time is it on?'” Corden tells Letterman. “And I told him it was on at 12:30, and his whole face just dropped … He couldn’t even comprehend that anyone would even be watching television at 12:30, let alone making television that would be on.”

Eventually, Corden Sr. admitted his feelings of the timeslot to his son.

“He was like, ‘James, this sounds [like] a terrible idea!'” Corden told Letterman.

Watch the video.

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