Harry Styles saves the day for James Corden and hosts the Late Late Show

Eliza Sholly

The latest episode of the Late Late Show got a very handsome makeover - thanks to the one and only Harry Styles.

After James Corden announced that his pregnant wife, Julia Carey, had gone into labour, the 23-year-old stepped in to save the day.

The former One Direction star, and good friend of James’, took over the hosting duties, greeting the enthusiastic audience.

Harry Styles the Late Late Show James Corden

Harry Styles stepped in to host the Late Late show. Source: Getty

“I actually have some great news,” he said in his opening monologue.

“Just half an hour ago, James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl.”

Harry went on to reveal that he had actually been at the hospital with the proud new parents, before dashing to the studio to host the show.

Referring to the newborn daughter, Harry joked that “she looked a lot like James. Mainly because James looks like a giant baby.”

Harry Styles James Corden

Harry revealed to the audience that "just half an hour ago, James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl." Source: Getty

He then joked that his hosting appearance was a “one time thing” unless the producers “like what they see…”

Given his hilariously charming performance on just hours notice, we can’t imagine a world where they don’t.

This is the third child for James and Jules, who also have a son, Max, and daughter, Carey.

James Corden Julia The Late Late Show

This is the third child for James and his wife Jules. Source: Getty

James took to Twitter to announce his new daughter’s arrival and also thanked Harry for filling in at the last minute.


Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world. Both she and her mother are doing great. We can’t stop smiling. Thank you Harry for stepping in to host the show at 2 and a half hours notice! x x x

— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 13, 2017



Late Late Show producer Ben Winston also took to Twitter to offer his Congratulations to James, and offer similar praise to his replacement.

"Crazy day. Our wonderful host @JKCorden had his baby today with a half hour to go before the show!” He said.

"Congrats to the Cordens. And thanks to the incredible @Harry_Styles for stepping in literally at the last minute. What a performance with no prep!"

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