Harry Styles, James Corden Bromance In “Late Late Show” Spotlight With Residency

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Harry Styles James Corden Bromance

By Shari Weiss

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Harry Styles and James Corden‘s bromance will get an extended time in the spotlight when the singer joins the TV host for a residency on the “Late Late Show” next month. In celebration, Gossip Cop is looking back at Styles’ previous appearances on the program.

Styles and Corden became pals long before the British personality took over CBS’ “Late Late Show” in 2015. The two bonded with the help of Ben Winston, who produced several of One Direction’s concert movies and music videos. Winston is now a producer on the “Late Late Show,” and Styles frequently visits both men at the program’s Los Angeles studio. In fact, part of Styles’ interview for his recent Rolling Stone cover story was actually conducted in Corden’s private office.

While he’s clearly comfortable behind-the-scenes there, he’s also made some memorable appearances in front of the show’s cameras. Most popular, according to YouTube views, is Styles’ Carpool Karaoke with his fellow One Direction band members. The segment premiered in December 2015, just as the group was going on hiatus, and has been viewed more than 100 million times.

That same month, Styles joined Corden and the rest of 1D for “Tattoo Roulette.” As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the stars had to open locked boxes to discover who was “safe” and who would have to get inked. After much panic from Niall Horan, an unfazed Styles got a tattoo of the “Late Late” logo on his arm, right on stage in front of the studio audience.

Interestingly, that memorable moment has (a few million) less YouTube views than One Direction’s May 2015 appearance, during which Styles and Corden joined the others for a crazy game of dodge ball. “It definitely feels like the last five years of being in this band has all been preparation for this game,” Styles deadpanned. On that same episode, the performer was grilled by Corden about his much-discussed thigh tattoo. Incredibly, even something as simple as that has been watched more than 7 million times.

That also marked One Direction’s first time on the “Late Late Show.” Styles and the group, of course, have also performed on the program, and now he will become the third member of the boy band to sing on the show solo. Both Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson stopped by over the last year, with the former even playing the gross game, “Spill Your Guts.”

But what will set Styles’ upcoming appearance apart will be its length and depth. He’s set to take part in a full week’s worth of episodes, from performances to sketches to interviews. The residency, called “A Week With Harry Styles,” is slated to start on May 15, and will follow the release of his self-titled debut solo album on May 12. The news was announced with (what else?) a funny video in which Styles asks to crash at the “Late Late Show” studio. And even in just those two minutes, the bromance was on full display. Watch below!

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