Speaking in front of the Houses of Parliament, the presenter was determined to go ahead with the three-part special edition as the people who carried out the attack “would hate” it.
As he walked through the streets of Westminster, the 36-year-old shared a powerful message and said the attack on London Bridge – which left seven people dead and many others injured – “felt incredibly close to home”.
He began: “Now as I’m sure you know, a few days ago, Saturday night, this city was attacked and it happened a mile or so that way on London Bridge.
James Corden paid a powerful tribute to the people of London
James Corden spoke in front of the Houses of Parliament
It may be the worst weather in the world, but it’s still my favourite city
"I’m so sad when I think about all the times when I took this job that I’ve had to open our show talking about such atrocities. Trying to find the right words to say is impossible because there are none.
“But this time it felt incredibly close to home. All of our Late Late Show staff were out in London on Saturday night having a great time, and we were all staying in a hotel about two minutes away from where the attack took place.
“Some people might say it’s a strange time to do a variety show in this city. I couldn’t disagree more. A lot is gonna happen here in the next few days. We’re gonna elect a new Prime Minister, and just behind that building there is the Houses of Parliament, a building that represents democracy, something that the people who carried out this attack hate."
James Corden walked the streets of Westminster for his speech Sadiq Khan leads sombre vigil for London terror victims Tue, June 6, 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan lead a vigil to commemorate the victims of the London Bridge terror attack. Hundreds attended the event outside London's City Hall
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The presenter admitted it was impossible to find the right words
James went on to admit he is "so proud" to be filming in his hometown and declared "this is not a country that feels afraid".
He continued: “We’re gonna bring the silliest, stupidest, most fun-packed shows we’ve ever made for you to celebrate London and Britain and everything it has to offer. And you know what, the people who carried out that attack, they would hate that too.
“I’m so proud to be broadcasting here from my hometown. I’m proud to show off its beauty, its diversity, and its stoic British determination to let nothing or anybody stand in our way. This is not a country that feels afraid.
James Corden admitted London is his "favourite city"
“It may be the worst weather in the world, but it’s still my favourite city.”
His London shows will be jam-packed as he will be joined by many guests including Nicole Kidman, David Beckham, Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson, Kit Harington, Sir Ben Kingsley, Russell Brand and Anthony Joshua.
The Late Late Show from London airs tonight, Thursday and Friday at 10.00pm on Sky1.