Does James Corden Actually Drive During Carpool Karaoke? See the Video That's Left Fans Shook

A Twitter user shared of video of what appeared to be James Corden riding around with Justin Bieber. But there was just one thing: The Late Late Show host wasn't actually driving

By Elyse Dupre Jan 23, 2020 2:31 PMTags

UPDATEJames Corden made headlines on Thursday after fans noticed he wasn't driving during an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" and was instead having his vehicle pulled by a truck. Now, The Late Late Show is setting the record straight.

"James always drives during 'Carpool Karaoke,'" the statement read. "However, on the rare occasion when there is a stunt component and the producers feel it is unsafe to drive, we will use a rig (tow)."

Corden made light of the speculation by tweeting a photo of him and Samuel L. Jackson in front of a green screen captioned, "guys, we don't even use a real car."


Get ready, "Carpool Karaoke" fans. This video is about to blow your mind.

A Twitter user posted a video of what appeared to be James Corden riding around with Justin Bieber for a reported upcoming episode. However, one thing in particular caught fans' attention: The Late Late Show host wasn't actually driving. In fact, the car was being pulled by a truck.

"Saw James Corden and Justin Bieber filming Carpool Karaoke and this is why I have trust issues—he isn't even driving!" the Twitter user, @ZoliHonig, wrote on the social network, later adding: "Next thing you know they gonna tell us that his friends don't *actually* need a ride."

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Needless to say, fans were pretty surprised after seeing the footage.

"It should be called Carpull Karaoke," one social media user tweeted. 

"MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE," added another.

However, some insisted they'd seen Corden driving before. "Y'all when I saw One Direction filming Carpool Karaoke James was actually driving," tweeted a follower. 


Corden hinted he was working with the Biebs in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

"Big day @justinbieber," the 41-year-old TV star wrote alongside a photo of the 25-year-old singer.

Bieber also shared a photo of himself working a "Yummy" food truck, a slight nod to his new single.

"Stay on the lookout for James Cordon coming up," the artist wrote on Instagram.

If Bieber is appearing on "Carpool Karaoke," this wouldn't be his first time. As fans will recall, the "Sorry" celeb also appeared in an episode back in 2015.

Watch the video for a trip down memory lane.

Driving or no driving, we can't wait to see this duo get behind the wheel once again.

(This story was originally published Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:31 a.m. PST).