James Corden 'shaking' with nerves ahead of hosting the Grammys

James Corden says he has been “shaking” and has never felt more nervous as he prepares to host the Grammy Awards.

The British comedian is presenting music’s biggest awards show on Sunday at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, where Beyonce and Adele will battle it out for top honours.

Speaking before the ceremony, James, 38, said: “Oh my God, it’s beyond daunting. I’m shaking just sort of thinking about the prospect of doing it.

James Corden speaks to the media ahead of the Grammys (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

“I feel more nervous for this than I’ve ever felt for anything I’ve ever done before, truly.”

The host of The Late, Late Show added: “My show is basically on in the middle of the night where people only really catch it if they wake up and happen to realise they’ve left the television on.

“This is very different. This is the Grammy Awards, and there are quite a few more people watching it.

“We’re really going to try our best to not ruin the whole thing. That’s really our jumping off point: don’t ruin it.”

James, who has previously hosted the Brit Awards five times and the Tony Awards, says he will avoid singing at the Grammys despite the success of Carpool Karaoke.

“There are a lot of brilliant singers there,” he said.

Adele and James Corden at the 2012 Brit awards (Yui Mok/PA)

“No one needs to hear me disrupt such beautiful vocals.”

Beyonce leads the way with nine nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, while Adele is up for five gongs including album of the year for 25.

The ceremony takes place on Sunday at 5pm local time (1am Monday GMT).


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