Ed Sheeran and James Corden Team Up for Carpool Karaoke

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Ed Sheeran and James Corden Carpool Karaoke

Ed Sheeran performs a Carpool Karaoke with James Corden during ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ (Photo: Terence Patrick ©2017 CBS)

Ed Sheeran and James Corden kicked off their Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show singing “Shape of You,” with Sheeran touching Corden’s thigh and telling him to work it. After finishing up the sexy song, Ed Sheeran confirmed he’s still on his no phone/no internet kick although he can be reached by email. He got tired of waking up to 50 messages, none of which asked how he was doing and so he got rid of his cell phone.

Next up, Corden and Sheeran dueted on “Sing” before moving on to a “how many Maltesers can you fit in your mouth” challenge. Rumor had it Sheeran could fit 47 in his mouth at one time, so of course Corden had to make his Carpool Karaoke passenger prove that’s true. Corden whipped out a jar containing the British chocolate snack and the countdown began. Corden barely made it to 26 before having to lean out of the car and empty his mouth. Sheeran kept going and crammed 55 in his mouth before calling it quits.


Grabbing a guitar, the duo sang “Thinking Out Loud” and then the conversation turned to drinking in dive bars/skanky clubs. Sheeran recently ended up in one in Tokyo with Justin Bieber and then went to a golf course where Bieber convinced him to hit a golf ball out of his mouth. Both were drunk and Sheeran admits to thinking, “I was like ‘focus, focus, focus.’ You can’t hit him. You can’t hit him. You can’t hit him.” Sheeran took a driving wedge and cracked Bieber across the face, but Bieber was cool about it and carried on.

Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” which was written by Sheeran, was next on the Carpool Karaoke agenda followed by One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Sheeran confessed he was really nervous about taking part in Carpool Karaoke, unable to see what would be so funny about him singing in a car. He also revealed he feels more comfortable when he has his guitar. “As a person I can have conversations and be personable. When it comes to like musically, you stand me there with a microphone, I just feel a bit naked. I don’t know – a bit weird.”

Sheeran and Corden finished up the video with Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill.”





Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 19+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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