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James Corden quizzes drivers

James Corden quizzes drivers

James Corden is practicing his interviewing skills on taxi drivers.

The 36-year-old star is preparing to start his new job hosting 'The Late, Late Show' next week and is getting ready for the high-profile show by honing his questioning skills at every opportunity.

He said: "Every time I get in an Uber, I'm treating the driver as though they're a big guest: 'So, where are you from? What sort of music do you like?'

"I'm just bombarding them with questions because that is really the only place I've got to do it. Or to our cleaner: 'So, you always mop left to right?' Any opportunity, really."

The British star - who has relocated to Los Angeles with wife Julia and children Max, four, and five-month-old Carey - still can't believe he was chosen to take over from Craig Ferguson on the CBS show and feels like a "teddy bear" in an arcade game.

He told People magazine: "I'm just this guy from a tiny town most Brits haven't even heard of, let alone Americans. This is just not something I ever thought would come my way.

"I feel like I'm a teddy bear in one of those grabber machines at the fair and I'm surrounded by more impressive teddies but for some reason it's grabbed me even though it was going for another. I'm the one going, 'OK, this will be your life for a bit.' "

Though the 'Into the Woods' actor is nervous about his new job, he is confident he is going to have a great time.

He added: "I have no idea how I'll do. But it is not lost on me what a privilege this is. And I think I'm going to love it. I think I'm going to absolutely love it."