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James Corden hints at bringing hit chat show to the U.K.

Take That opened up about what it was like filming a Carpool Karaoke sketch for Red Nose Day during a chat with the Radio Times magazine.

James Corden has hinted that he may bring his hit U.S. TV chat show to the U.K.

The 38-year-old comedian and actor has become a household name Stateside thanks to his The Late Late Show with James Corden. He is going to be joined by Take That as his much-loved Carpool Karaoke skit forms part of the Red Nose Day celebrations for Comic Relief, and said during a chat with the Radio Times magazine that he it may be the start of more offerings in his home country.

Opening up about his plans for 2017 during the interview, James teased: "We do have some stuff planned this year - which might involve being in the U.K."

Questioned about whether he meant he would be hosting a similar chat show in Britain or just broadcasting from England, James replied: "We're talking about it now, really. We don't know if we'll be able to get it together but it's certainly something I'd love to do, for sure."

Among the stars who have taken part in James' Carpool Karaoke sketch are Adele, One Direction and Mariah Carey. Now Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will be joining James in the car for a sing-along on 24 March (17), and the man band opened up about how the shoot went.

"It was an amazing experience filming,” Howard told the Radio Times. “You don’t realise how much work goes into it. As soon as you get in the car you’ve got 30, 40 cameras pointing at you from different angles. You have to be sitting in a certain position. There’s a crew of about 25 people. You’re in convoy, and you’re driving around LA for almost three hours."

And in order to successfully film a Carpool Karaoke sketch, James has to stick to a very specific route around Los Angeles to avoid hitting traffic.

“He doesn’t drive fast,” Gary added. "The trouble with LA is, there’s too many cars. So there’s a circuit they do where the roads are quite clear, so you keeping moving."

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