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James Corden: I’m terrified I’ll fall over hosting the Tony Awards

James Corden will host the Tony Awards this Sunday from
James Corden will host the Tony Awards from NYC’s Beacon Theatre this Sunday at 8/7c on CBS

James Corden says he’s terrified of only one thing when he hosts the Tony Awards this weekend — that he’ll fall over on stage.

The Late Late Show presenter said thinking about losing his balance on stage keeps him up at night.

Corden, who himself won a Tony back in 2012, will host the theatre awards on Sunday as it’s broadcast live at 8/7c on CBS.

He told The Sun: “I’m going to try my best to not fall over, that’s all I really worry about.

“I’m not even joking, that’s the only thing that’s keeping me up at night.

“If I fall over I don’t know what I will do.”

Corden, 37, also told how he is still surprised at how he has become a success in the US.

He said: “What are the chances of a chubby boy, and I’m being generous, going to America to do a top job like this every night and being anything other than a complete disaster?”

And he revealed that the show at NYC’s Beacon Theatre will be opened with a song written by Gary Barlow from Take That.

Corden won his Tony Award back in 2012 for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, after his run in One Man, Two Guvnors.

A string of famous names will present awards at this year’s event include Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Cate Blanchett.

Streisand last appeared on the Tony Awards 46 years ago in 1970.


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