Harry Styles filled in at the last minute for James Corden last night (December 12) after the wife of The Late Late Show host went into labour – watch Styles’ monologue referencing both the birth and his late call-up to host below.
Julia Corden gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, with Corden revealing that both Julia and the baby “are doing great”. The host also thanked Styles for presenting last night’s edition of The Late Late Show – a gig that Styles apparently had just two-and-a-half hours to prepare for.
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 in to host the show at 2 and a half hours notice! x x x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 13, 2017
Taking to the stage at the beginning of the episode, Styles started his monologue by saying: “No, your eyes do not deceive you – I am not James Corden. I am Harry Styles.
“You may be wondering why I’m hosting tonight – and, yes, you are right: Donald Trump finally got sick of James’ jokes and deported him back to England.
“I am of course kidding… just half an hour ago, James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl,” he said.
“In fact, I was at the hospital just before coming over here, and she looks a lot like James – mainly because James looks like a giant baby,” he joked.
Watch Styles’ full monologue below.