James Corden has established himself as the perennial host for his popular Late Late Show segment, Carpool Karaoke, but he won’t be leading the new Apple Music series.
The very first footage from the series showed several of the unique pairings of those hosts and their guests, including: John Legend and Alicia Keys (with a cameo by Taraji P. Henson), Will Smith and Corden himself, Billy Eichner and Metallica, Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and Blake Shelton and Chelsea Handler.
Though there had been discussions over who could take over hosting duties from Corden, it was just too tall of a task.
Corden reassured that just because Carpool Karaoke is now a full-fledged show, it still remains a pivotal part of The Late Late Show’s DNA -- and it’s still entirely possible for a guest such as Grande to also appear in a Carpool Karaoke segment with Corden on the late-night talker.
“We’re still going to do it on our show,” Corden maintained. “This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in such an intimate environment.”
Carpool Karaoke premieres later this year on Apple Music.