An exposé: The 5 lies James Corden's Carpool Karaoke told us.

We’ve been fibbed to. By some people in Hollywood.

I know, I know. It’s a shock, and it may be difficult to accept at first. But it’s important that we, the media, hold people to account when they attempt to conceal information that’s in the public interest.

People like Late Late Show host James Corden who sometimes only pretends to drive that Range Rover on his popular Carpool Karaoke segment.

Watch: One of James Corden’s favourite Carpool Karaoke eps.

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Thanks to a brave whistleblower/some bloke who happened to be sitting outside a Los Angeles cafe when Corden “drove” past, we have video proof that all wheel-turning and watching-the-road is straight-up TV trickery.

The clip shows the famous SUV — complete with Justin Bieber in the passenger seat — being dragged along on a trailer.

“Saw James Corden and Justin Bieber filming Carpool Karaoke and this is why I have trust issues,” the valiant citizen journalist Tweeted, “he isn’t even driving!”

People were maaaad.

There were fervent calls to change the name of the segment to “car-pull karaoke”.

Others simply lamented the betrayal.

For some, it was literally the stuff of nightmares.

In an effort to quell the anger, Late Late Show Executive Producer Ben Winston issued a hurried statement via Twitter.

“James always drives during Carpool!” he wrote.

“Sometimes when there is a stunt component and its unsafe to drive, we will use a rig. But that’s only happened 4 times in 50 or so carpools.”

Alright, alright. We’ll allow it. Safety first and all that.


But you can’t blame the fans for feeling their feelings. They’ve been mislead by this show before…

Things Carpool Karaoke failed to disclose to viewers: An exposé .

1. Filming takes all damn day.

The show might make it look like Corden and his famous passengers share an expeditious little jaunt. LIES.

In an interview with British music publication New Musical Express, Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist Pat Smear said filming for their 15 min 34sec  segment dragged on for hours and was “uncomfortable”.

“By hour three in dude’s car, it got less fun,” he said.

“It kinda went on. When we stopped at Guitar Center, that felt like we were done, but it was like ‘this is halfway’.”

Legendary boy band, Take That, confirmed it.

“You don’t realize how much work goes into it,” singer Howard Donald told Radio Times. “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… and you’re driving around LA for almost three hours.”

2. They don’t let the celebrities control the air conditioning.

“It’s SO hot in the car!” Nick Jonas revealed to Capital FM.

“No one knows this… I’ll give you the whole scoop. Basically, because they’re recording sound, they can’t have the A.C. on, and at that point in the year [we filmed] it’s really hot in L.A.”

Look, we don’t want to say torture, but…

3. Or rehearse.

According to 30 Rock star and Broadway legend, Jane Krakowski, who appeared in the musical theatre CK special, celebs are tossed into the situation without any preparation.

“It’s all improv,” she told Yahoo. “Everything you see us saying and doing in the car, none of that’s rehearsed. We did know what songs we would sing, for the most part, but we hadn’t actually sung them together until we were in James Corden’s car.”

4. James can never be overtaken in traffic.

When James Corden is actually driving, the team has strategies to prevent him from crashing. Because you know, there are giant cameras stuck all over the windscreen, lyrics to remember, harmonies to be sung, famous passengers who would definitely sue.

Executive Producer Ben Winston told Vulture, this includes interfering with poor ordinary folk who are just trying to get places.

“Well, first of all, we don’t take routes that are difficult. He’s also got two of our cars ahead of him, and three cars behind him — essentially, a convoy. So he’s moving at under 20 miles an hour, and we don’t let any other cars around him.”

Featured image: CBS/Mamamia.