James Corden spent the first night of his London homecoming with his old chum Ed Sheeran on a magical Carpool Karaoke ride.
The pair begins the segment chitchatting, and Corden expresses his admiration for Sheeran's authenticity and penchant for a “filthy dive bar.” Sheeran then ups the ante and shares this anecdotal gem about a time he randomly bumped into fellow heartthrob Justin Bieber at a dive in Tokyo. After throwing back a few pints, the uninhibited duo made the astute decision to visit a nearby golf course (because, duh).
Sheeran explains, “Oh, God. We ended up at this golf course. He [Bieber] put a golf ball in his mouth and said, ‘Go on, hit it out!’... And then I was like, ‘Focus, focus, focus. You can’t hit him!’”
But he did hit him. “He was actually really cool about it,” Sheeran recalls. Bet his manager and agent weren't so cool about it...
As they ride through London, Corden and Sheeran sing a wonderful rendition of the singer's hit song “Shape of You.” Sheeran then rubs Corden's nipples while the Late Late Show host rocks his best body roll. The duo clearly feel their mutual vibes harmonizing.
And last, but certainly not least, Corden asks Sheeran if the rumors he can fit 27 Maltesers (the British version of Whoppers, chocolate-covered malt balls) in his mouth at once are true. False: He can actually fit 55 and proves it on the spot.
We'll leave you boys to it...