Long before he was singing "Carpool Karaoke" with first lady Michelle Obama, James Corden was just an up-and-coming young showbiz reporter!
In honor of the Late Late Show host's 38th birthday on Monday, BBC Archive tweeted out a video of his very first TV appearance, which happened to be a 1995 interview with musician Meat Loaf during a young talent takeover of an old BBC1 morning show called Good Morning with Anne and Nick.
WATCH: Coldplay Invites James Corden Onstage for His Birthday, Perform Amazing Prince Tribute
During the video, a soft-spoken, teenage Corden remains calm and poised while asking the rock singer about his career.
It's something we didn't know we needed in our lives, but offers a surprisingly sweet look at the TV host's early days in the industry.
WATCH: James Corden Gets the Best Birthday Surprise From Montell Jordan
Meanwhile, Corden's received a ton of other birthday love, including a surprise duet with Montell Jordan, who sang the comedian's favorite song, "This Is How We Do It," and being invited onstage by Coldplay during the band's Sunday show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Watch the video below for more!