When James Corden developed “Carpool Karaoke” for his late night talk show, there was one person he wanted as one of his first guests, but they couldn’t work out the scheduling. Ed Sheeran revealed in an interview with Capital FM to promote his new singles that Corden is finally about to get that guest on the show – and it’s Sheeran himself.
James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” features the talk show host picking up various celebrities (usually musicians) in a supposed bid to have them help him get to work on time. Throughout the ride, he talks with them, asks questions you wouldn’t normally find in interviews, and they sing along to a few songs – usually a mix of their own and some of their favorite artists. Standouts on the show have seen Corden taking Selena Gomez through a drive-thru window for burgers and fries, Adele singing along to Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga driving the car after just receiving her license. The segment has grown so popular, it even had its own primetime special.
Sheeran stopped by Capital FM to promote his newly released tracks “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of Your Body,” but chatted with Roman Kemp about various topics during his time on the radio show. When the topic of “Carpool Karaoke” came up, Sheeran revealed he’s actually been talking to James Corden about an appearance for the last three years!
Sheeran explained that Corden approached him about being one of the first on the show, but he still hasn’t been able to appear. With Sheeran just as popular for his live covers of other people’s music as well as his own, it’s no wonder that Corden thought he would be a good fit for the show.
Sheeran isn’t too keen on singing along to his own music on the show though; instead he quipped that he’d like to sing along to Biggie’s “Big Booty Hoes” and make the segment as “awkward and dirty” as he could. It sounds like he’ll have fun with it!