Recently, I wrote into Now magazine, as they set me a task to write an article in accordance with the style used on their website. In 250 words here is the finished piece:
TV’s funny man bares all.
Gavin and Stacey success story, James Corden reassures us fame hasn’t changed him.
After being linked to celebrities Lily Allen and Natalie Cassidy, between his break-up from co-star Sheridan Smith (his on-screen sister Rudi), James assures us there is no secret to his womanizing ways.
‘I don’t imagine anyone asks Brad Pitt why all these people fancy him, but with me, people ask all the time. I guess what they’re saying is: ‘You’re not attractive, yet people think you are.’ I have to take it with a bag of salt, really.’
‘It’s odd because I’d class myself as a confident person, but it feels like the older I get, the longer the bouts of insecurity.’
Although, James experiences the same set-backs as us all, he remains grounded: ‘I’ve never felt pressure to lose weight from within the business.’
Hit series Gavin and Stacey has achieved great success, winning two BAFTAs in 2008. James never expected the show to be this successful he tells Now online, ‘What I love is that it wasn’t a show people were told they had to watch – they just kind of found it. It’s had a real slow burn to it.’
In September 2009 BBC sold the rights to ABC network. ‘We have to let them make their own show and hope they do it right. It would be stupid for us to try to write it – I don’t know anything about American family life.’