Harry to the rescue!
‘This is very exciting,’ Harry told the audience. ‘About half an hour ago James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations.’
He continued: ‘In fact, I was just at the hospital before I came to fill in, and she looks a lot like James – mainly because James looks like a giant baby.
‘I want you to know that I, of course, realise this is James’ show and this is a one-time only, one-time thing.’
Before joking: ‘Unless CBS likes what they see’.
James’ wife Julia Carey had the couple’s third little one, a girl, who joined son Max, six, and daughter Carey, three.
The actor later tweeted the exciting news, telling his followers: ‘Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world. Both she and her mother are doing great. We can’t stop smiling.
‘Thank you Harry for stepping into host the show at two and a half hours notice.’
And fans couldn’t wait to congratulate him, as one wrote: ‘OMG CONGRATULATIONS JAMES’.
And another said: ‘Congratulations mate!-that’s one amazing Christmas present for you both
Ben Winston, producer of The Late Late Show – which is famous for the hilarious Carpool Karaoke – told his own followers that it had been a ‘crazy day’.
‘Our wonderful host James Corden had his baby today with a half hour to go before the show!,’ he revealed.
‘Congrats to the Cordens. And thanks to the incredible Harry Styles for stepping in literally at the last minute. What a performance with no prep!’
Congrats again, James! We can’t wait to meet the little one.