James Corden: ‘Sketch Show Was A Mistake’

March 4, 2010 by  
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Someone was bound to admit it eventually, but at last James Corden has revealed to Shortlist magazine that he thinks his BBC Three sketch show with Matt Horne was a “mistake”.

“The truth is, honestly, I’m not good enough at writing sketches to write a sketch show. It was a mistake. There’s no pint in doing something unless it’s going to be as good as Big Train or The Fast Show. Why bother? And the absolute truth is I wasn’t good enough.”

Corden said that he found the criticism of the show in the media upsetting, but admitted that he has no grounds to complain.

“We were everywhere and I got called a fat waste of space a lot in the papers,” he said. “The material wasn’t strong enough, but the torrent of abuse I got for it from the media was something else. But you can’t cry about it – my life is a picnic.”

All’s well that ends er, badly, eh Corden?