James Corden’s World Cup Live: The Aftermath
JAMES CORDEN’S WORLD CUP LIVE: Saturday 12th June, ITV1, 9.45pm ALERT ME
After seeing Sun Tzu afficianados at Channel 4 use their lack of political muscle to create an infinitely more entertaining election night special, ITV are looking to do something slightly similar by dressing the World Cup up as a competition that might appeal to more than 50% of the population this month.
The major differences between Channel 4′s off-beat joke fest and this programme are that World Cup Live will not replace but follow the action – and that these half hour ‘celebrations of football’ will not be presented by Charlie Brooker and David Mitchell but the distinctively less amusing James Corden and Abbey Clancy. Nevertheless guest appearances from Andrew Flintoff and Katy Perry in this first show should make it worth a watch.
Other recurring highlights will include all the latest injury alerts from the England camp, exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in English football and the chance to see Corden update his very own human World Cup wall-chart. The Gavin & Stacey star and his alluring sidekick will be appearing on our screens after every live evening match on ITV, but with this one coming in the immediate aftermath of England’s opening group game against the USA, there’s a chance they could be working with a very disgruntled audience. It will probably Heskey’s fault if they are…