James Corden prepares for the 2012 Brit Awards!

Posted by Dean Piper On February 5th, 2012

James Corden (above with me) is one of the hardest working men in showbiz. Not only is he working his magic on the West End stage in the amazing One Man, Two Guvnors (and preparing it take it to Broadway in April), he’s also presenting the BRIT Awards next month and writing his new BBC series The Wrong Mans.
Natalie Edwards caught up with James this week in his gigantic theatre land dressing room which has post-it notes dotted all over the wall detailing the secret script where he told me: “I normally come in here early at 10am twice a week so I can use it as an office and carry on writing the script as it needs to be submitted soon. It’s a nice place to relax and when I’m not working I’ll play FIFA on the X-Box!
“I feel really thrilled to be in the centre of the BRITs and it’s a real honour to do it. I don’t think anyone has ever done it more than three times so if I get to do it next year too then I will have won it. The great thing is looking in to the audience and being like ‘oh there is Jessie J’ and then realise you actually have to get back to concentrating. You’re essentially hosting a music show so you can’t do a Ricky Gervais and if I had my way the show would kick off with two live acts back to back before I even came on. I haven’t had hypnotherapy to calm my nerves this year. Who knows what will happen on the day as it is still a way off but I feel a bit more confident about it now and I feel like I know what it is and how to do it.” You will be grand.
And the secret to James’ recent weight loss? “I am not drinking at all at the minute because of the show – I’ve had a dry 2011 and 2012! I can’t do it. I only have one night off the play.” I hear you!

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